Welcome to the WILDLABS Community

WILDLABS is home to the global conservation technology community of 6,500 people in 120 countries discussing 1,300 topics like biologging, camera traps, and machine learning. With engaging spaces to ask questions and collaborate together, share your own work, and discover new ideas and innovations, WILDLABS is your platform to connect with #Tech4Wildlife experts and projects from around the world. 

Stephanie O'Donnell

Stephanie O'Donnell

Community Manager

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Our Top Picks

Last year, WILDLABS published the first global, community-sourced assessment of the State of Conservation Technology, which evolved from our annual community survey. Take the 2022 survey to help us build from this...

14 September 2022

Hi EveryoneJust FYI that right now we now have a SigFox gateway running to create an IoT network at the Los Amigos field station in lowland Peruvian Amazon.  Amazing forest,...

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Hi everyone!I'm currently working with FFI (Fauna & Flora International) in São Tomé and Príncipe, and a bunch of 'problem' camera traps from the field site have been...

26 September 2022

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Hi Wildlabs,I am Sebastian the project manager for FishID. We are currently in the last stretch of...

15 August 2022

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So, what makes a good camera for an autonomous camera trap for insects?We use a web camera in our system, which seems to work well a lot of the time, it produces...

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Hi everyone!I'm currently working with FFI (Fauna & Flora International) in São Tomé and Príncipe, and a bunch of 'problem' camera...
Camera Traps 3 hours 14 minutes ago
Hi Roland,This is awesome to hear about! I'm just starting my PhD in computer science and am very interested in IoT environmental data collection and wildlife monitoring.I'm not...
Biologging, Build Your Own Data Logger Community, Camera Traps, Connectivity, Emerging Tech, Sensors 3 hours 37 minutes ago
Hi Sebastian,  How about using webcams, like this one in the Adriatic (if high enough detail): If not, it might be worth contacting https://reefish.umontpellier.fr/ who...
AI for Conservation, Camera Traps, Data management and processing tools , Marine Conservation 3 hours 46 minutes ago
If you want to go down the Django route and have a nice system for managing things like this, the Wagtail CMS could be a nice fit as it'll do lots of this for you and leave you...
Citizen Science, Software and Mobile Apps 21 hours 6 minutes ago
Hello Isobel, This is still on-going (developing open-source tag tech) 
Emerging Tech 2 days 20 hours ago
I am part of a group at California State University, San Marcos using camera trap to look at insect-plant interactions. We tested out the PICT option this summer due to low cost...
Autonomous Camera Traps for Insects, Sensors 2 days 23 hours ago
Hi there Camilo, What an interesting project! If you are looking for a lower cost, but effective tools for acoustic monitoring you might want to look into two options: ...
Acoustic Monitoring, AI for Conservation, Data management and processing tools , Sensors, Software and Mobile Apps 2 days 23 hours ago
Congrats on the milestone Carly and Gracie!
Acoustic Monitoring, AI for Conservation, Biologging, Camera Traps, Community Base, Data management and processing tools , Drones, eDNA & Genomics, Emerging Tech, Open Source Solutions, Remote Sensing & GIS, Software and Mobile Apps 3 days ago
Thanks Carly! I'll pop this on the list of features to discuss with developers. Putting broader regions on the existing list might be possible. It could also be useful to get more...
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Community Base 3 days 1 hour ago
Hello everyone,I'm Max, a PhD student working at the Julius Kühn Institute (Institute for Biological Control) in southwest Germany. During the last few years I caught insects with...
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Autonomous Camera Traps for Insects 3 days 3 hours ago
InsectDetect camera trapAs part of the project MonViA, we are searching for alternative (continuous, non-invasive) monitoring methods to assess insect diversity and abundance in...
Autonomous Camera Traps for Insects 3 days 3 hours ago
Done lots of this over the years and it depends on the species really. If you want incubation behaviour  and hence success or otherwise using temperature then the Thermocron...
Biologging, Sensors, Build Your Own Data Logger Community, Camera Traps 3 days 4 hours ago

Connect & Collaborate

McMaster University

Developing a hand held genetic tool for real time wildlife detection

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R&D Software Engineer Deep | Learning Enthusiast

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Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE)

Marine Conservationist

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Restor

CTO at restor.eco looking at how technology can help in restoring ecosystems

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Deputy Technology Manager

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Latest members

Floor van Dam

Floor van Dam

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Part of the SPACES coalition, which aims to make spatial intelligence widely available and used by governments, businesses, NGOs, communities, and finance to operationalize commitments and targets, frame integrated strategies for nature, climate, and people & promote transparency

Adil Arif

Adil Arif

I am from Bangalore working as a professional Naturalist in Various parts of India.

Aleksei Saunders

Aleksei Saunders

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Wildlife conservationist, ichthyologist, now pursuing a career in Software Engineering and Web Development

Tom Hume

Tom Hume

Product Manager at Google Research, interested in AI, audio, ambient sensing, privacy and robotics.

Kathryn Alexander MA

Kathryn Alexander MA

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My search for an ethical system I could understand and believe in led me to nature. She has kept LIFE thriving on the planet for billions of years – she’s the expert! Now I’m excited to share an Ecology of Ethics which stems from and rests on earth wisdom.

Guillaume Charron

Guillaume Charron

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Cofounder of Outreach Robotics, I have a master in mechanical engineering and I thrive on developing new technology for field scientists using remote controlled robots.

Ideas & Updates

The device could help scientists explore unknown regions of the ocean, track pollution, or monitor the effects of climate change.

26 September 2022

Map of Life (MOL) and the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change are seeking a Software Engineer who is interested in developing new technologies to support effective global biodiversity education, monitoring,...

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Nature is in crisis. Together we can save it. Come and join one of the largest technology functions in Europe, whose sole purpose is to save nature. 

23 September 2022

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Get involved

#Tech4Wildlife Week
Join the 7th Annual Photo Challenge

We're kicking off our annual #Tech4Wildlife Week on Monday 12 September. Join our photo challenge to share your exciting and innovative conservation tech work with our community!

Our annual #Tech4Wildlife Photo Challenge is a weeklong celebration of our community and all the innovative and impactful ways you’re using conservation tech. Every year on Twitter, we bring together community members from around the world to showcase and honor the exciting, unique, and groundbreaking work of conservation tech users and makers alike.

Getting involved is simple - just use the hashtag #Tech4Wildlife on Twitter to share photos and videos of how you use tech in the field, lab, or wherever it is you’re working! This is your chance to show off your projects - big, small, new, or old - and share with our global community the diverse, innovative ways that you’re impacting wildlife conservation with technology of all kinds.

So tell us - or better yet, show us - how are you using #Tech4Wildlife?

Sep
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12:00 am ~ 11:59 pm UTC

Ellie Warren

We're kicking off our annual #Tech4Wildlife Week on 12 September. Join our photo challenge to share your exciting and innovative conservation tech work with our community!

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4:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm Europe/London

Stephanie O'Donnell

Recording now available! Featuring some of our all time favourite #Tech4Wildlife entries. Come along and hear about drones & whale tags in Antarctica, custom electronics on a...
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Explore & Discover

WILDLABS Collections will help you dive deeper into the conservation tech topics that matter most to you, and find favorite resources from other community members. Start exploring our collections below!

5 May 2022

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28 June 2022

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3 August 2022

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Rob Appleby

Rob Appleby

Community Member

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