In autumn of 2021, WILDLABS proudly presented our first editorial series, Technical Difficulties, an exploration of conservation tech challenges, failures, and lessons learned. Featuring twelve thematically connected pieces spanning everything from acoustic monitoring to wildlife crime to unique career paths, this full series is now available to download as one collection.
Throughout this series written by conservation technology community members, we discuss the value of encountering challenges and failures in our work. And as we uncover that value, we also discuss how failures in conservation tech can lead to successes, solutions, and reasons to be hopeful about conservation's future.
Inside, you'll find stories and lessons learned from:
Christie Sampson | The Death of Giants
Juliana Masseloux | Pangolin in a Haystack
Ellie Warren | Tracking Thunderbird
David Savage | What's The Worst That Can Happen?
Sara Beery and Ellie Warren | The Promise and Pitfalls of Machine Learning for Conservation
Alina Peter and Kristen Snyder | A Deployment Checklist
Gautam Shah | The Path to Success
Gayle Pedersen | Can You Hear Me Now?
John Cornell | Lessons from the Field of App Development
And you can join the conversation and share your own experiences with our community here in our forums.