discussion / Community Base  / 29 October 2015

Welcome to WILDLABS!

Hello and welcome to the WILDLABS community! 

With 6,000 members and counting, we want to get to know you a little better. In a couple of sentences, we'd love to hear about what brought you here - why are you interested in conservation tech? What can you add to the community and what are you hoping to accomplish while you're here? 

If you're new, I recommend checking out Getting Started Guide. It'll signpost all of the key things you need to find your feet in our community. 

And if you're an old hand, please help make our new members feel welcome. Say hello and drop a comment if you're interested in the work people share. If you're super interested in a comment and want to have longer conversation, don't forget you can 'reply as new thread' to a comment and break off the discussion into the appropriate group. 

It's great to have you here and I can't wait to hear about what you're working on. 



Welcome! I work with WWF in Washington, DC on the Wildlife Crime Technology Project and with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. I'm passionate about harnessing the power of technology to sustain biodiversity for future generations.

Join me in the WILDLABS.NET Wildlife Crime group to share information and learning on technology that can support users to stop the poaching, stop the trafficking and stop the illegal buying of wildlife.

Don't forget to check out WWF's Fuller Symposium Wired in the Wild: Can Technology Save the Planet? at National Geographic Society on November 18, 2015! The event is free and open to the public. Talks by some of today's brightest green minds will be streamed live online for remote viewers.

Good afternoon, everyone!

I am the Director for The Prusten Project, an innovative project seeking to monitor and protect wild tiger populations using acoustic monitoring networks. We are currently working within Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions where our research has found tigers have individually-unique and traceable vocalizations. With our recorders and programs, a tiger's identity and sex can be revealed just by hearing it roar. We are also analyzing weight, age, and estrus-related variables to see if these can be honed in on as well.

Our vision is to have an acoustic monitoring network set-up within India or northern Sumatra which would be used for population censusing and anti-poaching efforts. In addition to monitoring tigers, the recorders could also be used for "soundscape monitoring" where a multitude of biologists would be able to study amphibians, birds, and a host of mammal species all using one device. 

I am very passionate about bringing the power of conservation into the hands of people so most of our project's data collection has been conducted using citizen scientists. 

While not conducting research, I am also a Senior Mammal Keeper for the Dallas World Aquarium where I am able to promote conservation education on a daily basis with the general public. 

I am looking forward to being a part of such a ground-breaking community! See you all in D.C.

Hello Stephanie, and hello all.

ORYX is a new travel brand, partnering with global NGO's to raise money and awareness for them, by taking high-level, super-prime donors on very special trips to visit accredited science and conservation in action around the world.

My own background is in the media (BBC Natural History Unit), and as Exec Director for a company called Fountain Digital Labs last year drove the making of a product called Virry, a kids wildlife entertainment app, which won a Webby Award 2015 and also been nominated for a BAFTA 2015.

I am a passionate conservationist and want ORYX to be a vehicle to create significant funding and awareness for conservation.  I think the United for Wildlife campaign is fantastic, though with offices on the Highgrove Estate in the Cotswolds, I would think that, wouldn't I ;)

I look forward to helping anyone in any way I can.

Best wishes, Fergus Beeley

(do please follow us on twitter @oryx_safaris, or on Facebook at ORYX - wildlife safaris for conservation)


Hi everyone

I'm a data scientist at ARM in Cambridge, UK. I'm here to help turn data into insights and actions. If you have projects that could benefit from some modelling and analysis work, please feel free to get in touch.