I'm working within WWF-Australia on a new project looking to empower First Nations-led monitoring on Country through technology and innovation. As part of this, I've been exploring the possibility of putting together a survey to: (i) identify the 'state of play' and barriers in tech development for conservation (or 'caring for Country') from the perspective of First Nations' Peoples/groups/rangers in Australia, and to (ii) develop guidance and inform prioritisation of tech development to meet their needs.
There's some great resources out there already (Cronin et al. 2021), WILDLABS State of Conservation Tech, SMART surveys etc. but I'm wondering if anyone is currently working to develop such a Ranger/First Nations/Indigenous-focused survey (or has already worked on such a survey) in their own country and could provide any further direction or would like to chat more on this subject. Australia's rangers operate quite differently to those in countries like Africa, South America etc. but there could be some cross-over in terms of the questions asked and outcomes achieved.
In any case, I'm completely in the exploratory phase for this idea, so very open for advice and guidance. Also happy to chat more about the project, especially if you are working in this space in your neck of the woods!