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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.
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, ...
Bridging the Gap between Land and Space

Bridging the Gap between Land and Space

The United Nations/Kenya Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity aims to expand the use of ...
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 ...
Online forest mapping made easy

Online forest mapping made easy

Some basics to using the free online Global Forest Watch platform to monitor tree cover and forest change in your region ...
Empowering smartphone users to bear witness to illegal wildlife trade

Empowering smartphone users to bear witness to illegal wildlife trade

The Wildlife Witness app helps crowdsource the reporting of wildlife trafficking.
Five technologies help thwart illegal logging by tracing wood’s origin

Five technologies help thwart illegal logging by tracing wood’s origin

Timber tracking tech helps governments and business trace movements of wood products and verify their timber supply chains.
Reducing human-wildlife conflict in the blink of a light

Reducing human-wildlife conflict in the blink of a light

Devised independently by a US game bird farmer, a young African herder and an Australian sheep farmer, disruptive light systems can ...
Search, map, measure, and count

Search, map, measure, and count

10 novel ways to use drones for conservation
How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: the basics

How to use the Bloomberg Terminal for advocacy work: the basics

Explore some of the basic tools offered by the Bloomberg Terminal, a software package providing real-time global news, financial data, and ...
Want to identify that bug or beetle in your photo? Ask the crowd.

Want to identify that bug or beetle in your photo? Ask the crowd.

Web applications help further biodiversity knowledge by connecting users interested in identifying the species they capture in photos.
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