With experts across the WILDLABS community working with every type of technology and in every imaginable environment, our platform is a great place to find advice and resources on choosing what tools are right for your conservation project. Whether you're in the market to try a new camera trap model, want to experiment with drones for the first time, or need help weighing the pros and cons of data management tools, there's someone in the WILDLABS community who can help you make a smart and informed choice!
The Community Base is our general gathering group. It's the place where we cover more general, big picture topics in conservation technology - ones that don't fit neatly into our other groups. If you don't know where to post something, just post it in this group. Our moderators will move it if needed!
At our Community Base, you'll find updates from the WILDLABS team on upcoming events and opportunities, and have the chance to shape our programs and platform with your opinions. And most importantly, the Community Base is also home to our Welcome to WILDLABS thread, the best place to introduce yourself to us and the community. Stop by and tell us what you're working on!
Whether you're new to WILDLABS and want to know where to begin, or you're a longtime member looking for a handy bank of resources, our Getting Started on WILDLABS thread will be your one-stop guide to getting the most out of our platform.
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I'm the Community Manager at WILDLABS
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WILDLABS Associate Specialist based in Southern California
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6 April 2023 1:06pm
How do I extract spatial data from EarthRanger to create maps on QGIS & ArcGIS Pro?
3 April 2023 12:35pm
The WILDLABS Variety Hour: March 2023 - YouTube
30 March 2023 4:04pm
If you missed our Variety Hour show yesterday, do not fear! It's already live on youtube for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Wildlife Conservation Drones & Technologies Summit 2023
16 March 2023 11:31am
12 April 2023 5:18am
15 April 2023 3:26pm
Looking for collaboration in Papua New Guinea
6 March 2023 2:41am
6 March 2023 1:29pm
Hi James, and welcome to WILDLABS! It's a truly amazing community :)
Just wondering if TCA is only focused on camera-trapping or if you all are using other conservation tech like acoustic monitoring?
7 March 2023 12:17am
I'm Akiba from FreakLabs, a conservation tech company. We're currently doing a lot of work in Australia and also there about half our time. Most of our work deals with wireless monitoring or camera trap modifications. We don't do much on the post-processing/analysis side, however we're currently engaged in several projects modifying camera traps for specific purposes. It'd be great to have a call and hear more about what you are doing over there. Since you're in New Guinea, it'd be easy to visit when we're in Australia which would make any collaborations much easier. Let me know if you'd like to have a call and explore potential collaborations.
15 March 2023 10:29am
Hi Carly, many thanks for getting back to me and apologies for the slow reply. The internet has been down here for the last week. We do not currently do any acoustic monitoring but would definitely be interested. Do get in touch if you have more information in this regard.
WILDLABS Conservation Technology Graduate Research Intern, USA
14 March 2023 9:33pm
WILDLABS #Tech4Wildlife Communications Undergrad Intern, USA
14 March 2023 9:20pm
How do I get started with Landsat for Land use and Land cover mapping?
6 March 2023 10:15am
What kinds of events are you looking for on our calendar?
28 February 2023 10:01pm
1 March 2023 3:06pm
I'm obviously quite biased, but always looking for more acoustic monitoring stuff! ;)
I think all conferences nowadays should be hybrid. We obviously have the capacity to do virtual since that's what everyone pivoted to during the pandemic, but I do also value the benefits of in-person components. So hybrid seems the best of the both worlds to continue increasing accessibility and inclusion while still fostering collaboration and networking. Just my 2 cents.
I'm always a sucker for a live demo (on anything really) too!
The Variety Hour: 2023 Lineup
15 February 2023 11:29am
Catch up with The Variety Hour: February
14 February 2023 6:26pm
How do I get started with mobile phones in sea turtle monitoring?
13 February 2023 10:01am
How do I get started with setting up my camera trap to monitor wildlife?
6 February 2023 5:42pm
Key Conservation Platform Launch Party!
2 February 2023 6:17am
Western Section of The Wildlife Society 2023
25 January 2023 2:09am
Apply Now: AI for Conservation Office Hours
18 January 2023 5:15pm
Join us for Tech Tutors: East Africa
18 January 2023 9:13am
How do I fit GPS satellite tags to remotely monitor giraffe movements?
18 January 2023 9:05am
Survey on research culture and sharing - please complete and share!
17 January 2023 5:23pm
International Congress for Conservation Biology
16 January 2023 2:53pm
WILDLABS Platform Updates
31 May 2022 9:20am
11 October 2022 5:22pm
Sneaking into Filip's serious platfrom thread here to share that we just charged past 1,000,000 pageviews! We've seen a big uptick since we launched the new site back in May, so Filip's team definitely filled the brief of making the wealth of information held in our community easier to find and explore. Feels like a solid milestone we should celebrate :D
22 November 2022 6:52pm
You may have noticed already but we've been hard at work here in the Octophin Digital team on a completely refreshed discussions system for WILDLABS that we've been rolling out over the last two weeks. I didn't want to write about it until a few bugs were sorted out but here's that update.
We didn't quite get the discussions user experience right at launch (especially when it comes to replies / sub threads) so we hope this new version is a lot easier to use.
November 2022 (several deployments so no clear date this time!)
- Better signposting of buttons to reply to a thread or a specific comment
- Quick, no page refresh comment editing system
- Inline form to post a reply to a comment on a discussion
- Deep linking to specific replies to a comment from a notification
- Inline, collapsible display of comment replies, displaying avatars of who's replied
- Options to expand or close all reply threads
- Faster lazy loading of discussion threads without a flash at the start
- Many other design and interaction changes
- We've pushed in some replies imported from the previous version of the platform that were replies to replies to replies(...) so they are now simply listed in date order on the reply thread rather than nested so deep it was hard to find them. Replies are (hopefully uncontroversially) now limited to one level deep.
- Thank you to @valeria in the Octophin team for adding many lovely hover states to things across the site that will hopefully make exploring WILDLABS more enjoyable.
- Sorting on the site feeds (including group feeds) was stacked in favour of new content rather than updates to discussions. A new comment on a discussion will now pop a discussion to the top of the feed so you can quickly see what is new around the site. The feeds can still be filtered to specific types of content in case you want to filter out discussion updates.
I hope the above changes make the site much more usable. As always, please pop any feedback over to the WILDLABS team in the New Platform Help: Troubleshooting & bugs discussion. A gigantic thank you to @JakeBurton in the WILDLABS team for a mammoth amount of testing, feedback and suggestions for the above.
13 January 2023 3:16pm
Happy 2023 and a slightly unusual bug fix to mark the first WILDLABS Platform update post of the year.
Our emoji / reaction system broke due to the library it relies on, Twitter's Twemoji, going down (for reasons discussed in the tweet link below). We have had to fall back to native browser emoji while a replacement / mirror of these is slotted in. This may mean emoji display slightly differently for you in the picker, more resembling your current device / browser.
Thank you to @Alasdair for sending me the below tweet which helped work out what was wrong:
If you use Twemoji for anything, it stopped working this morning with the deprecation of MaxCDN.— Mike Coutermarsh (@mscccc) January 9, 2023
Twitter engineers had been working on a transition plan, but were laid off before it happened. Quite the thread!https://t.co/FiKF3gkpfu
Conservation Design Project Recruitment
19 December 2022 5:52pm
4 January 2023 10:48am
Crowdfunding Aerial Baseline Study of Ghost Gear in Koh Phangan, Thailand
18 December 2022 11:06am
We are developing a project in Thailand, using drones to locate lost & discarded fishing gear across Koh Phangan, Thailand.
We're 86% there & only need $1500 to get us over the line. If you can help us, we would really appreciate it!
This project uses drones to create a baseline survey of lost fishing gear & document effects of entanglement on marine species.
We are working with Core Sea & Koh Phangan Sea Guardians to develop a locally led method for ongoing monitoring for discarded fishing gear, using drones.
Thank you, Sol, Tania & Kat
Workshop Invite: Building Partnerships between Conservation Tech and the UK Space Sector
22 September 2022 3:50pm
5 December 2022 3:10pm
If it's not too late, I'm very interested in this workshop.
6 December 2022 5:52pm
Hey Vance! We hosted the workshop a few weeks ago, but we're doing follow up calls and future meetings. I'll loop you into the next call!
12 December 2022 12:03am
Hi Steph. Would be interested also.
WILDLABS: Connect With Your Network Here!
1 December 2022 11:04pm
Tech and Biodiversity Conference, London
15 November 2022 2:07pm
AmazoniaHack: An Open Hardware Hackathon for the Amazon Rainforest
11 November 2022 5:05pm
EarthRanger Names Club Arribada and MoveApps as 2022 Conservation Tech Award Winners
9 November 2022 2:26pm
WILDLABS Digest: 4 November 2022
4 November 2022 3:42pm
A new issue of our community digest just went out! Check it out to discover a big platform update, and a summary of all the latest content from across WILDLABS in one easy to scan place!
Earth Observation 101 - would you like an end of course Q&A?
3 November 2022 4:18pm
30 March 2023 4:15pm