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ICCB: Are you going? Are you presenting? Share your tech related activities! 

Hi everyone, ICCB came up again in the Variety Hour aftershow chat yesterday, and I've also been getting lots of messages/questions about what our plans are for ICCB. So,...

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Marconi and I will be there from Rainforest Connection (RFCx)! RFCx has a booth, so catch us in the exhibitor hall (teaser-there will be giveaways...) - we'll be the ones playing weird and cool animal sounds!

We also submitted 2 abstracts, one on using ecoacoustic monitoring to assess how species respond to climate change in Puerto Rico, and another on using ecoacoustic monitoring to assess effectiveness of restoration sites with maintaining biodiversity levels. 

Anddddd finally, we'll be giving a lunch-time workshop (just found our proposal was approved!) on using Arbimon to store, analyze, and interpret ecoacoustic data.

Let's have an ICCB conservation tech happy hour?? Super excited to participate in any/all conservation tech stuff happening!

I will be there! No booth or anything but I will bring along some FieldKits (both terrestrial and underwater). I would love to meet up for a conservation tech happy hour. I think that is a great idea!

Did we send you an invite to our workshop? I know you were on the list! We're organising a few networking things, including an event in partnership with EFN, Rufford Foundation, Whitley and CLP - keep night two free for this one!

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2023 Esri User Conference

Don't miss out on the World's Largest GIS Conference this July. Find innovation, inspiration, and motivation as you explore all things GIS with technical experts, peers, and exhibitors. 

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UNEP Executive Director - Inger Andersen's take on why African nations have the power & tools to re-design a plastic pollution-free future

Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) explains how the innovative approaches towards curbing plastic pollution witnessed across African nations can help in pivoting to a plastics-free future through pioneering innovative manufacturing, packaging and design solutions.

This opinion first appeared in The Nation Africa


ICCB early bird registration extended - join our WILDLABS workshop on movement ecology innovation!

We're so excited to get a chance to see some fellow wildlabbers in person at the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda this July! For those...

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ooooh! Not sure when I'll be getting to Kigali still, but definitely interested in at least the networking event! Might be a last minute addition to the workshop if I get down early enough.

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The Variety Hour: May

Join us this month to learn about the new Luminous tracking collar from Margo, the $11M XPRIZE Wildfire, a 4-year competition to innovate firefighting technologies that will end destructive wildfires, a community...

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Chief of Staff

We are a team of ecologists and technologists who believe good business must be good for nature. We’re building an economy that puts nature and business in balance by incentivising the restoration of nature at scale.

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Field Surveyor

We are a team of ecologists and technologists who believe good business must be good for nature. We’re building an economy that puts nature and business in balance by incentivising the restoration of nature at scale.  

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Conservation Tech Career Pathways - what do you want to know? 

Hi wildlabbers, I made a casual comment in my post in the friday check in thread...

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I am extremely sorry that I have seen this message of yours very very late! I apologies. 

Although very delayed, I have sent a note via BIRDA site's contact us section. 

I am US based. I remain open to contributing via any meaningful option. 



I have been randomly trying a few things here and there for a career switch. But so far it has been in bits and pieces. Meanwhile, I have started pursuing Masters in AI and ML hoping that might bring some tractions to my career search/ switch. 

Meanwhile, I keep at it while being in my current job. 



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Programme Development Manager, WILDLABS

We are looking for an experienced Programme Development Manager to join our team and help us grow our organisation's impact. The ideal candidate will have a passion for wildlife conservation and technology, and a...

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What events are you looking forward to this year?

Hi everyone, It's my first day back in the office after a very welcome holiday break, and I'm so happy to be back! I'm taking stock of the year to come and am wondering what...

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It's pretty big for NGOs and I would say there is growing involvement from companies? But it's usually those with strong conservation partnerships. The bigger one is World Conservation Congress - but this is only every few years. We've put in a workshop aligned with our movement ecology work, will likely do some talks, and will be hosting side events (both networking and meetings). I'm hearing about quite a lot of other tech events/conversations being organised, so it should be a good place to connect with a good cross section of the conservation tech community.

Here's a new one for your calendar! 

Circle the dates for this year's EarthRanger User Conference. Hosted in Cape Town from 1-5 November 2023, the EarthRanger User Conference is a premier global annual event where conservation practitioners worldwide convene to discuss important challenges and solutions. Learn from peers and experts, get hands-on training on the tools to empower your work, and connect with some of the world’s leading conservationists and organizations.

For the first time, we’re joining forces with SMART to provide you with even more opportunities to collaborate with those in your field and improve the effectiveness of your wildlife conservation efforts. 

Pre-register to secure your spot: 

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What conservation and tech podcasts are you listening to?

Hey Wildlabbers!I'm starting to scope out an exciting mystery project (that you can probably make a decent educated guess about based on this thread's title) and I'd like to take...

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I enjoyed this recent episode:

Transcribed at :

featuring amongst others @BlairRCostelloe and @martinwikelski on biologging and other interesting wildlife tech.


I love Ologies. It's not a super technical podcast, but very enjoyable! Alie covers a myriad of topics and interviews an expert or two each episode. It's a nice way to hear some of the details of different types of jobs, industries and topics. 

Posting this with the caveat that I have NOT listened to this yet so it's not an endorsement. I have skimmed the accompanying article though and found it through Simon Gardener who I swear is the best person to follow on linkedin for relevant enviornment + tech content, so it's relevant and on the 'listen later' list


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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...

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Hello everyone! 🥳

I’m Andrzej Białaś and I am the Data4Good Lead at Appsilon. I found this community a while ago and mostly lurked around. The intro is well overdue!

Happy to connect with others working on using technology for the benefit of the planet & people (Add me on LinkedIn or email at [email protected]). I also have a LI Newsletter showcasing news from across #DataForGood, #Sustainability, #ClimateChange, #AI & #Tech.

One of our keystone projects coming from the Data4Good initiative is Mbaza AI - an open-source algorithm that allows rapid biodiversity monitoring at scale. But we also do a ton of other cool projects.

  1. Counting Antarctic Bird Nests: Remotely Sensed Keystone Species Project, or
  2. Machine Learning and Plankton: Copepod Prosome and Lipid Sac Segmentation,
  3. and more 🙂

Hi All,

I an recent joiner to WILDLABS and really enjoyed the Variety Hour last month and I am looking forward to finding out more about all the cool work people do here.

What kind of interfaces can we create that connect us to data on wildlife and the environment?

That is what I am researching as a PhD student in the ATLAS Institute at University of Colorado at Boulder. I have a background in design, data visualisation, and creating tools for citizen science, plus an unqualified love of the outdoors, especially mountains and birds!

I'm really interested in how working with communities we could co-create Digital Twins of the environments and inhabitants around us, and telepresent experiences of nature through Augmented Reality, Tangible User Interfaces, and Wearables. This would be to help engagement with topics important to the community, but also introducing novel ways for scientists and conservation enthusiasts to experience the data they collect. I made a vision video to try and communicate this project idea.

Edge computing, sensing devices, and IoT for conservation, are fields I'd love to learn more on, especially how AI can play a role in data gathering about wildlife.

I'm keen to hear about the challenges experts and enthusiasts face in conservation tech and how design and creative engineering might be able to play a role in tackling those challenges. And I'm looking to collaborate with communities in the conservation tech space like WILDLABS.

If you have a current project or one in mind that overlaps with any of the areas above, I'd love to chat with you. My email is [email protected]

I finally managed to sit down and write my intro! So glad to be here and meet you in the future. 


Why I joined Wildlabs:

Reversing the biodiversity crisis is the biggest task of our species. So I strongly believe in collaboration. It is always great to meet like-minded people that want to tackle this challenging task. I think Wildlabs is a great place to collaborate. 


What I am working on:

In December last year, I quit my job to create my own companies, to tackle this issue 24/7. 

With Wildya - I combine nature & personal development 

With Wild Business Mates - I help biodiversity heroes like you to get better at the business side of your business, NGO, grassroots organization etc.


My base:

I am based in Biarritz on the South West Coast of France. In the beautiful Basque Country. 


What I hope to find:

I think we all have a part to play, no matter if you are a scientist, activists, artists, business leader, politicians and co. So I hope to connect with everyone that is thinking solution-oriented and want to tackle this challenge together. 


How I can contribute:

I hope to learn more about the current roadblocks that you identified that are holding us back. I hope to contribute with my business knowledge to help you to get the financial means that you need to deliver your impact. 


BONUS: What you need to know about me.

  • Love outdoor sports
  • eat an Ice cream per day (chocolate obviously) 
  • have a dog
  • favorite place I have been: Botswana
  • best animal encounter: sleeping close to lions in Botswana
  • I am a certified field guide 


Have a great Easter and wish to meet you all soon! 

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