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Wildtech, a joint initiative of Mongabay, RESOLVE’s Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program, and the World Resources Institute (WRI), intends to help accelerate the flow of information among scientists, forest and wildlife managers, technology innovators, and interested groups and catalyze the development and application of technologies for forest and wildlife conservation.
Study explores how new technologies can be linked to benefit conservation efforts

Study explores how new technologies can be linked to benefit conservation efforts

An international team of researchers makes the case that integrating multiple technologies could greatly increase our ability to study ecological patterns and processes across large landscapes and long timeframes, allowing for threats to protected areas to ...
END LOOP: Coding to end wildlife trafficking

END LOOP: Coding to end wildlife trafficking

Inaugural Zoohackathon to foster tech solutions to the illegal wildlife trade.
Five tools are better than one: determining deforestation drivers from above

Five tools are better than one: determining deforestation drivers from above

Staying up to date with rapid advances in remote sensing technology to help conserve the Amazon rainforest
Can camera traps help stop wildlife crime?

Can camera traps help stop wildlife crime?

There are a number of technologies that could improve the detection of wildlife crime, including conservation drones, acoustic traps, and infrared-triggered ...
Understanding the ghost of the mountain

Understanding the ghost of the mountain

Technological developments in satellite data, camera traps, fecal genetics and spatial analysis are unshrouding the ecological mystery of snow leopards.
How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: advanced tools

How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: advanced tools

Explore some of the more advanced offerings of the Bloomberg Terminal, a software package offering real-time global news, financial data, and ...
Identifying the drivers of Amazon deforestation through high-tech maps and stories

Identifying the drivers of Amazon deforestation through high-tech maps and stories

The MAAP project integrates a range of satellite imagery and analysis tools to detect and disclose deforestation across the Peruvian Amazon.
DART-TOFMS: Finding the chemistry in wood

DART-TOFMS: Finding the chemistry in wood

Researchers are discovering they can determine the geographic origin of a wood sample based on chemical profiles generated using mass spectrometry.
Chew on this new way to detect disease in primates

Chew on this new way to detect disease in primates

Plant material that mountain gorillas chew and discard reveals viruses imperiling their endangered population.
Piloting PALM Risk to detect palm oil-driven deforestation

Piloting PALM Risk to detect palm oil-driven deforestation

Using satellite imagery to increase supply chain transparency, this new tool helps identify and eliminate palm oil-related deforestation.
Wildlife Law Enforcement in Sub-Saharan African Protected Areas: A Review of Best Practices

Wildlife Law Enforcement in Sub-Saharan African Protected Areas: A Review of Best Practices

In an effort to support the fight against poaching, the IUCN and GIZ partnered to produce a comprehensive review of best ...
New map of Malaysia’s limestone hills will help set conservation priorities

New map of Malaysia’s limestone hills will help set conservation priorities

Malaysia’s limestone hills, or karsts, have been described as “arks of biodiversity,” but they’re facing intense pressures from mining and other ...
GDELT: Mining and mapping global wildlife crime news

GDELT: Mining and mapping global wildlife crime news

This upcoming live open-access website will harness big data to help visualize, interpret and stop wildlife crime reported worldwide.
Bringing Star Trek tricorder analysis to the 21st century

Bringing Star Trek tricorder analysis to the 21st century

Handheld, palm-sized, lightweight DNA preparation and sequencing devices designed to analyse DNA using minimally invasive or non-invasive methods, are still limited, ...
5 Tech Projects That Are Protecting Sharks

5 Tech Projects That Are Protecting Sharks

With seemingly elusive personalities and dwindling populations, scientists turn to innovative technology to learn more about and protect sharks.
A World of Tings

A World of Tings

The real-time wildlife sighting app, Latest Sightings, is linking a global community of wildlife enthusiasts and promoting conservation one “ting” at ...
Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action

Combining high-tech and low-tech to turn satellite images into action

Wildtech interviews Dr. Lilian Pintea of the Jane Goodall Institute about advances cloud mapping tools, the importance of community conservation, and ...
Drink beer, help the ocean?

Drink beer, help the ocean?

A Florida microbrewery’s pioneering packaging aims to feed, not harm, marine life.
e-Eye of the tiger: Complex surveillance system extends watch over India’s wildlife sanctuaries

e-Eye of the tiger: Complex surveillance system extends watch over India’s wildlife sanctuaries

Expensive thermal motion-detecting cameras keep a constant eye over Indian tiger reserves.
Tracking assets for environmental advocacy work with Bloomberg

Tracking assets for environmental advocacy work with Bloomberg

Learn how to track companies’ assets, such as palm oil and other commodities, with the Bloomberg Terminal. Part 2 of a ...
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