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Variety Hour: What do you want to see?

Hi everyone, We're settling into our new event format - we hope you're all enjoying having a regular monthly space to catch up as much as we are! I'm looking ahead at our...

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Thanks Robin!  I would love to tell about my "nordic adventures" in general - BUT I actually have some very specific and quite promising "Wild Tech" brewing with @kimhendrikse, which I have promised to tell about in the fall.

But how about yourselves, Robin @capreolus ! You have several interesting projects, that I would like to hear much more about!

Cheers,

Lars

Two very technical biodiversity monitoring companies that would IMO make great Variety Hour speakers:

https://www.okala.io/
https://www.biometrio.earth/

If we can make the time zones work out, having someone from The Cacophony Project present the state of the art in thermal cameras would be fun:

https://www.cacophony.org.nz/

Also I've mentioned this before, but Identiflight is possibly the coolest thing in all of conservation technology; we should get them to join a WILDLABS event even if some of our growing Boulder contingent has to drive to their office with a Webcam:

https://www.identiflight.com/

Just look at that robot!

 

 

 

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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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Hey WILDLABS! As we welcome our latest team members to the crew, I thought I'd re-introduce myself as well since it's been a few years (also yes, I want my sprout badge, and my original posts seem to be MIA...)

I joined the WILDLABS team back in 2018, right after finishing my undergrad studies in organismal biology and wildlife ecology at Scripps College in California. Based at WWF in the US, I started as an intern keen to support the advancement of conservation tech after some formative, frustrating, and in hindsight, quite funny initial adventures in the space. From 2019-2021, I shifted to a part-time consultancy role as I pursued my Master's degree in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University, where I am now an affiliate faculty member.

I've been back full-time with WILDLABS at WWF since early 2021, enjoying remote work from beautiful Boulder, Colorado. I lead our WILDLABS research program focused on leveraging the social science skills I gained in my master's program to support our systems-level investigations into collective challenges and opportunities across the conservation tech sector. Lately, this has been focused on our Movement Ecology horizon scan work (keep your eyes out for our forthcoming publication and resulting community projects!) as well as continuing the State of Conservation Technology assessments and bigger-picture fundraising and strategy. I'll also be welcoming a new research team member shortly, based in Argentina, who will support us in running a second horizon scan focused on emerging innovations in bioacoustics. 

Looking back through this thread, it is such a joy to reflect on how much this community and our team have grown over the years, with so many more exciting developments ahead. Cheers to our collective progress, and thank you for all that you do to make our community what it is!

Talia

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Thoughts on RooBadge?

I came across this new Volkswagen initiative today, RooBadge, a vehicular kangaroo deterrent that uses telemetry data to automatically play high-frequency sounds in dense kangaroo...

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Hi @alexrood , I would normally be quite sceptical, as there's been quite a lot of work over here on what's called the 'shuRoo' (because of course that's what it would be called in Australia), and it doesn't seem to have as much of a beneficial effect as one might hope (e.g. https://meridian.allenpress.com/australian-zoologist/article-abstract/42/3/690/472529/Roo-the-day-evaluating-the-ShuRoo-for-prevention). However, given that it involves two researchers with a wealth of knowledge about macropods and deterrents (and the very same authors of the ShuRoo experimental trial linked to above), I am much, much more optimisitic! Shall be watching (or listening to?) this one with great interest and thanks for sharing!

Cheers,

Rob

Sound deterrents to prevent collisions with Kangaroos in Australia have been sold for many years. None have been shown to work. Whether the Volkswagen device will be any better waits to be seen. Collision data will have to be collected for a while to see if the VW device has any effect on collision rate.

That is an interesting concept, and it would be great if something out there worked. In the meantime, I will try not to drive at dusk 🦘

At one point, I knew the "sonic" animal guards were the most stolen components of cars. You head in, get groceries, and come out, and they are gone. They weren't on the car long enough for me to confirm that would work

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Involve our young learners in climate change action.

I am to present a conference paper this June in Bulgaria. Title of the paper is  "Integrating geospatial techniques into learners' school curriculum to mitigate climate...

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Hi Cathy

I can't help personally but on seeing your post reached out to a contact who's previously been involved in the British Cartographic Society in case they had any ideas. Their advice:

"I would suggest that she becomes a member of British Cartographic Society (£45 or so) and then writes for/becomes an editor. Then, she will be able to apply for a funding budget for travel... as long as she also writes about the conference! It's a bit long winded, but I am sure that just being an Editor would be an advantage to her anyway."

I hope that helps (or that you find an easier way to get to the conference :D ) - good luck!



Here's their website - 

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Fonseca Leadership Program

The Fonseca Leadership Program is open to nationals of eligible countries within WWF-US and GEF priority areas who are already enrolled/are interested in enrolling in a master’s or PhD program. Eligible countries...

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EuropaBON'sFinal Stakeholder Conference

EuropaBON is hosting its final Stakeholder Conference on May 27/28, 2024 in Brussels. After three years of successful collaboration and numerous established partnerships with many experts and organisations across the...

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9ICCGIS 2024

The 9th International Conference on Cartography and GIS will take place in Nessebar, Bulgaria on 16-21 June 2024.

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Announcing the WILDLABS Awards 2024 awardees!

After a long application review and finalisation process, we are thrilled to finally announce the winners of the WILDLABS Awards 2024! 

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Discuss with @Andrew_Hill and his team about their project!
Discuss with @Andrew_Hill and his team about their project!
Discuss with @JeremyFroidevaux and @DarrylCox about their project!
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The Variety Hour: 2024 Lineup

You’re invited to the WILDLABS Variety Hour, a monthly event that connects you to conservation tech's most exciting projects, research, and ideas. We can't wait to bring you a whole new season of speakers and...

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Are you attending SMART Global Congress 2024?

Hi everybody!Are you attending SMART Global Congress 2024 in early March?I will be in Namibia for the entire duration of the congress, representing WILDLABS, and would be very...

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Here is a quick report of what we have learnt there: 

 

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Catch up with The Variety Hour: March 2024

Variety Hour is back! This month we're talking about making AI more accessible with Pytorch, new developments from WildMe and TagRanger, and working with geospatial data with Fauna & Flora. See you there!

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Unfortunately, I can't be there. When will you upload the recording?    
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Introducing Badges: A new WILDLABS feature!

We’re unveiling badges, a new feature that allows you to showcase how you’re involved in WILDLABS. Keep track of engagement, show off your collection, and maybe even engage in some friendly competition.

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So exciting, and so fun! What a nice idea to keep the community engaged!
I find it a great idea, but I hope it keeps the badge junkie in me from adding too much BS additions just to get the badge!How did you arrive to the achievement counts for the...
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