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The East Africa Community is WILDLABS very first regional hub, created to provide an interactive space for Conservation tech players in East Africa to connect, collaborate, share resources and answer questions. 


Live Q&A Discussion on Ceres Tag: An animal monitoring Solution!

Hey Everyone,Are you ready for this next Live Q&A Session? If you're looking for an effective animal monitoring solution, you might want to Join us here in a few minutes...

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Is there any sort of automatic drop-off mechanism for the tags? Or does the animal need to be re-captured to take the tag off?

Hi Carly,

There are no built in automatic drop-off mechanism for the tags. We do have customers that have purchased and incorporated the tag into different types of harness and collars. 

Happy to discuss further with you to understand your use case. Head over to and there is a "let's talk" button. 

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Key Takeaways: Building the East Africa community!

As we wrap up Year 1 of building the East Africa community, here are a few of my key takeaways and my vision for the community. Moving forward, I hope you can find opportunities through this network, to contribute to...

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Asante sana Netty. This is an amazing platform and community. 
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Ceres Wild Rhino application 

An update on Ceres Tags products that are being used in conservation 

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Some updates and a news report on the Malilangwe Trust application of devices; Ceres Trace and Ceres Wild
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RCMRD Map Competition 2022

Through this Competition, RCMRD aims to enhance the role of Geo-conservation in Protected Areas Management and Environmental Conservation. With a Total Prize Tag of 10,000 Euros, participants will be required to use...

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Developer, Mara Elephant Project

Mara Elephant Project is looking to hire a developer to be based full-time in Nairobi at the Mara Elephant Project office located on Karen. The role will also require frequent field visits to the project HQ located in...

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Live Q&A Discussion on EarthRanger: All you need to know about the system! 

Hey everyone,If you’re looking for a #tech4wildlife tool to manage your field data in a single system, this may be the solution you’re looking for!Joining us in a few minutes for...

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Thank you so much for leading this Q&A session @kennedy_muriithi and for your time. It was lovely hosting you and I believe the community has learnt a lot about the EarthRanger system.

If you have any questions for Kennedy, kindly drop them anytime in this discussion thread- he is more than happy to answer all your questions!

Thank you Kennedy and see you all in our next Q&A session. We will be exploring an interesting conservation technology topic and featuring an amazing speaker, so stay tuned. See you next time!

Hello Kennedy,

Many thanks for sharing your experiences with ER.

Does ER support integration with Qgis  and Arc gis desktop or its only configured to support Arcgis online only?

@Ann_Wambui , Qgis and ArcGis Desktop are stand alone apps that are useful in coming up with geojson files and/or shapefiles that store the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. 

Earthranger does provide a mechanism to upload these geojson and/or shapefiles so that the geographic features stored within these files can be visualized on Earthranger. 

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Earth Ranger Projection

hi guys,so i was working on a map and i was trying to pick certain points from earth ranger on loading them to arc pro the projection shifted to another area we have looked into...

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Hi Turu, 

To be able to assist you, I would like to understand the following first:

1. What feature of data did you export/get from EarthRanger? i.e shapefile? CSV? etc.

2. What coordinate system was your data from EarthRanger?

2. When plotting did you match/project with the correct coordinate system?

3. Do you think there was an active layer with a different projection system in your work frame? 

4. Did you check whether your work frame projection was correct to match what you were plotting?

HI benard sorry am replying late,and yes i the data was exported as shapefile 2.i used same projection which is 37N WGS 84 on both apps and still the exported shape file projection read away from the wanted location 

funny story is,the exported shapefile pins quite well when using QGIS but then on ARC GIS pro i don't get what the issue is


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Ceres Tag sends just in time alerts and GPS location to have the power to track and trace.

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2022 EarthRanger User Conference

Join the 2022 EarthRanger User Conference on 4th-6th Nov at the Great Rift Valley Lodge in Kenya, for an opportunity to connect with other users and experts, to share stories and ask any questions you have on the tool....

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Tech Tutors East Africa: Call for Topics and Speakers

Hello everyone,We're so excited to announce that our popular Tech Tutors...

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Definitely second doing one on SMART! It's been asked about before a number of times in other virtual events so I think the need/want is for sure there. 

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Camera Trap Image analyzer

How do I get started with trap tagger in analyzing camera trap data. Thanks in advance

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Hi Ann,

The best thing to do is contact Nic and Hannes directly:

They can provide you with an overview of the software and answer any questions you have. I've heard good things from a couple of others who have tried out TrapTagger.




Hello Matt,

Many thanks for your recommendation . I contacted Nic and we have planned a session where he will take me through the software.




Hi Kate,

I highly appreciate your feedback. I love your idea of using wild ID .I have registered for the wild ID and am looking forward to using it in future. I wont hesitate to contact you incase of any inquiries.

Many thanks,




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