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.
Want to find out more about WILDLABS? Check out our recent community call:
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When WILDLABS launched nearly seven years ago, we always hoped it would grow into a vibrant, diverse, and supportive community that spans every continent, with members using every type of technology to meet major conservation challenges. It has been such a privilege to not only see this community grow day by day, but to now have a new home in which our community can continue to thrive together.
For the past 18 months, we've been hard at work building this new home for our conservation technology community. Every new feature of our platform has been designed...
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The WILDLABS Virtual Meetup Series is a program of webinars for community members and wider partners to discuss emerging topics in conservation technology and leverage existing community groups for virtual exchange. The aim of the series is to bring leading engineers in the tech sector together with academics and conservation practitioners to share information, identify obstacles, and discuss how to best move forward.
Season One of the series took place in late 2018, covering new data...
6th May 2022 at 12:00am
Welcome to WILDLABS! Whether you’re a familiar member or brand-new in our community, the newly updated WILDLABS Platform has given us a great chance to introduce you to all the ways you can get involved in the conservation tech space.
This guide will help you get the most of WILDLABS and our ever-growing range of resources, events, opportunities, and of course, our global community of conservation tech users, makers, and supporters.First Steps in the WILDLABS Community
Our WILDLABS platform is brand-new, but...
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We launched our new Office Hours Programme this autumn with the aim of bringing expert #tech4wildlife advice from data scientists directly to conservationists through 1:1 advice sessions. With the support of Microsoft's AI for Earth Programme, we created a unique opportunity for conservationists both thinking about using AI and those already doing AI work to discuss with a data expert both what’s possible and what to try next, which proved to be a valuable experience for those involved.
From considering the hard problems and accuracy rate of thermally-triggered photographs...
13th December 2021 at 12:00am
As global environmental challenges continue to escalate, understanding how to most effectively leverage tech for conservation is critical. Through this research, we identify the conservation technologies seen as having the highest untapped potential, uncover the most pressing constraints preventing progress, and pinpoint the most powerful opportunities for advancement in this rapidly evolving discipline.
In gathering and synthesizing insights from all of you - the users and...
19th November 2021 at 12:00am
In 2020, WILDLABS partnered with researchers at Colorado State University to evolve our annual survey into a comprehensive assessment of the State of Conservation Technology.
Our work - which includes triangulating survey findings through focus group discussions with 50 leading experts - has been accepted for publication with Conservation Biology, and will be available in the coming weeks. Alongside our academic publication, we will also be...
5th May 2021 at 12:00am
Over the past year, as the global pandemic impacted the work of many in the conservation field, technology became even more important in helping conservation adapt to shifting project plans, lack of field access, and other challenges. Within the WILDLABS community's diverse experiences and challenges is a story about conservation...
23rd April 2021 at 12:00am
Vulcan is partnering with EMC Research, with support from WILDLABS, to conduct a confidential survey about the impacts of COVID-19 on conservation efforts and implications for conservation technology.
Your participation will help inform storytelling efforts about technology's role in conservation work throughout the pandemic, and help us understand how you use technology to assist your work. Any insights, stories, posts, or other media that are generated from the results of this survey will be shared with the community...
30th October 2019 at 12:00am
At WILDLABS, we are building a community around conservation technology. Over the past four years, we've seen our community thrive, bringing together over 3,000 global members who openly share information and collaborate on technology solutions to pressing conservation challenges.
Through our online platform, conservationists are connecting directly with technology experts in over 750 discussion threads, explaining the...
25th February 2019 at 12:00am
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.
13th February 2019 at 12:00am
This survey is your opportunity to tell us about your experiences as a member of the WILDLABS Community. We want to hear about what first brought you to the community, how you use the platform, and how being a part of this community has benefited your work. Equally, it's your chance to tell us how you want WILDLABS to evolve over the next few years - what platform functionality, collaborative tools, or community programs would make the biggest impact for you?
More broadly, this year we're also asking you questions aimed at building a picture of the evolving...