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There are educators everywhere working to teach and train the next generation of sustainability minded students. Whether in formal settings (K-12, undergraduate, graduate) settings or informally as science communication now it is more important than ever to work towards advancing Conservation Tech education. By working on interdisciplinary teams we can help develop teaching and training tools to help expand the field of Conservation Technology creation.


Digital Disruption for Conservation Toolkit

Made available by the Digital Disruption and the Future of Conservation project team at Unearthodox, the toolkit provides conservation practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to Web 3.0 and AI concepts and their potential use for nature conservation.


Where to start in ct ?

Currently studying a 'diploma of conservation and ecosystem management' at TAFE NSW Australia and am enjoying it thoroughly. I love the prospect of working in the conservation...

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Hi Lucas. 

I can understand that there are a lot of technologies being thrown around and it can be confusing about what is really needed. I recommend to first select an area of conservation you want to focus in, ie: ecological restoration, soil conservation, wildlife management, etc. Based on that decision, look at what technologies are available that can potential help in that field. We do a lot of work in ecological restoration and find that long term, longitudinal monitoring of conservation reserves are important. Because of that, we use a lot of datalogging and wireless communications to monitor remote locations. If you're interested in invasive species management, you might be drawn towards wildlife tracking (movement ecology), trap monitoring, drones, etc. 

The technology is a tool, and you should look at it like field gear. The gear will change depending on what you're setting out to do and the tool is supposed to make your life easier, not harder :)

Hope that helps.


Very helpful, thank you. One more thing, are there any broad skills that apply to all areas of conservation tech that may be helpful to learn/improve, e.g data analysis?

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DSAIL Tech4Wildlife Workshop

Join the DSAIL Tech4Wildlife Workshop that will be held in Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) in collaboration with the WILDLABS Community and Fauna & Flora. This two-day workshop will explore how AI...

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Is a recording available?
Hello @antoineede Thanks for enquiring. The tutorials from the workshop are now available here. 
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CT Textbook?! Want to contribute/help author? Reach out! 

Hello All,I have had some great discussions this past few weeks on the Conservation Tech Introductory textbook for undergrads. If others would still like to be involved as authors...

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Hey Andrew, 

This MOOC might be worth looking at and speaking to the authors?

Is there an update on this effort? It'd be great to create a fully open source open education resource (OER) from this!

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Interested in being part of the Enduata Emaa CBO's Green Planet Ambassadors Project in Amboseli? 

About the Enduata Emaa Community Based OrganizationEnduata Emaa Community-based Organization was founded in 2021 by its Chairman Samuel...

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@richardturere Hello :) and a warm welcome to WILDLABS! Here is the link to @Lekato Samuel Lekato - Founder and Chairman, Enduata Emaa CBO. Sam is interested in conservation technology focused on how to keep wild animals away from community homesteads in Amboseli and I reckon your Lion Lights could help. I'll let you two take on the conversation from here. Thanks! 

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Case study: Juicy Marbles. 3 business hacks to learn for your nature NGO or business from the rising plant meat star.

Before we start.

1. I don't get paid for this. I think they just got plenty of best practices for us we can use to combat the biodiversity crisis.

2. What has plant meat to do with biodiversity? Actually, a lot. Livestock production is the single most significant driver of habitat loss.

But here the hacks.

Sign up here to get 3 more hacks: 👉


Looking for partner_Project in Madagascar

Hi, I run a small NGO in Madagascar and would like to set up a continuous training about technology in Conservation for girls and young conservationist. I am looking for...

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Salama Ny Aina! And misoatra betsaka to Andrew for mentioning me! I do passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) in Madagascar, focused on lemurs now but hoping to bring in collaborators for other taxa as well as whole-soundscape analyses. I mostly work in the southeastern rainforest corridor but have collaborators working in the south and in the Masoala peninsula. 

I actually developed a bunch of PAM training materials (in Malagasy, French & English) that can all be found on my website: Feel free to use any of it! There is a video recording from a PAM training workshop I did at Centre ValBio as well as the slides from the presentation, a list of papers representing different case studies, lots of resources, etc.  

I would love to chat further if you'd like too! Feel free to reach out: [email protected]. Veloma for now :)  

Thank you all for your response. 

The idea is one training per year (2-3 days). Topic will vary depending likely. My first idea is something such GIS for conservation or remote sensing for example. 

The PAM looks great. I will send you an email. 




Hi Ny Aina, @StephODonnell and I run a Women in Conservation Technology training program for women in East Africa (to date, we've worked with Kenyan and Tanzanian students). I'd be happy to talk through our process if you're interested! 

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You are protecting & restoring nature, but no one cares. 4 hacks to change it.

You are protecting & restoring nature, but no one cares. 4 hacks to change it.

No matter if you do biodiversity monitoring, coral gardening, mangrove plantation, animal GPS tracking, rewilding, etc. you want people to care about this issue as much as you do.

But by now, you realize you don’t get the attention or the financial support you hoped for.

⤵️ You can still sign up below


The role of low-code Earth observation tools in accelerating the sustainability transition

We've published a paper on the role of low-code Earth observation tools in the sustainability transition. It covers how different roles in a business like analysts and executives can benefit from this tech and how it can be applied to ESG, Nature Based Solutions and insurance and finance.


How to get more done in the little time you have. Delegate. 5 hacks how to do it. 

To keep creating this positive impact, you must learn to delegate tasks to others. Otherwise, you will crack or burn out. Here are 5 hacks for how to do it. 

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Great post, Oliver!From my years of experience leading very large teams with ~$2B global revenue: when you are working with highly talented, creative, individuals, delegate the...
100% @Drue_Freeman couldn't agree more. In the end it is about execution and the entire team working towards the same goal. Doesn't matter exactly if step by steps were followed....
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