community announcement / 25 February 2019

Join the 4th annual #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge!

How are you using tech for wildlife conservation? A picture says a thousand words, so take a photo this World Wildlife Day and share how you're using #Tech4Wildlife!

Today is the start of our 4th annual #Tech4Wildlife photo challenge! 

To celebrate World Wildlife Day, this week we’re asking users of conservation tech to share photos on Twitter of how they use tech in the field and the lab, using the #Tech4Wildlife hashtag. This is your chance to show the diverse, innovative ways you are using tech for wildlife conservation.

Last year, we saw proximity loggers on Tasmanian Devils in Australia, open source sensors monitoring penguin colonies in Antarctica, tiny tags tracking desert bats in Kenya, drones studying orangutan nesting habits in Indonesia and camera traps capturing Jaguar in Bolivia. So we want to know, how are you using #Tech4Wildlife

By participating, you’ll join hundreds of other users of conservation tech and draw attention to all the ways in which tech can be used to support wildlife conservation. In our 2018 #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge, more than 200 participants shared 263 photos and videos showing how they're using tech in the wild. These have been shared 1,643 times, received 4,231 likes and reached over 208,000 people.

Although there were many fantastic entries last year, Duke Marine Lab UAS took out the top honours in the 2018 #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge. Admittedly, they had rather an unfair advantage, having just arrived in Antarctica for an expedition full of drones, tags, hydrophones and whales. One of the many photos they shared is featured in our header image for the 2019 #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge.

Check out our 10 favourite entries from the 2018 #Tech4Wildlife Photo challenge.

To participate this year, all you need to do is: 

  1. Take a photo of how you are using tech to help wildlife
  2. Share it on Twitter: tell us a bit about your work and the tech featured
  3. Remember to use the hashtag #Tech4Wildlife and tag us at @WILDLABSNET

In the week leading up to World Wildlife Day on March 3, we will feature all the images shared in our #Tech4Wildlife image feed right here on WILDLABS.NET. 

On March 3, we'll celebrate World Wildlife Day and highlight the very best images shared in the 2019 #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge. Make sure you share your photos before March 3rd to be considered for the #Tech4Wildlife honours list! 

We can't wait to see what you're working on! 

Please note that if your picture includes children under the age of 18, by using the hashtag, you grant WILDLABS permission to use that image and represent that you have the authority to grant that permission on behalf of all pictured children.

By participating in the WILDLABS #tech4wildlife campaign through the sharing of photos on social media sites (e.g., without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), you grant WILDLABS the right to display your photo and/or post on the #tech4wildlife webpage, in WILDLABS's discretion, and represent that you have all rights necessary to grant that right, including without limitation all necessary copyrights and permissions of those featured. If your photo contains images of children under the age of 18, you specifically grant to WILDLABS permission to use those images and represent that you have all necessary authority to grant such permission. If you have any questions about the use of these photos, please email us at [email protected]

#Tech4Wildlife Photo Feed

View the full feed on twitter to see all the photos and videos that have been shared with the #Tech4Wildlife hashtag.


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