Content to: Conservation

Seychelles NGO Turns Their Endangered Magpie-Robins Into Digital, Tradable – and Hopefully Valuable – Collectibles

Adopting animals to aid conservation is nothing new. However, a nature conservancy in the Seychelles is taking the concept even further - and bringing it into the 21st century. They have used the power of the blockchain to create the world’s first ‘digital species’.

ICARUS: Behavioural Observation of Animals using Mini-Transmitters and Satellites

A satellite-based system for the observation of animals can assist in researching infectious diseases, forecasting natural disasters and protecting species.

Breakthrough Camera Tech Could Help Keep Tabs on the Health of Endangered Wild Animals – From a Safe Distance

Keeping an eye on the health of endangered species is key to helping their recovery - and ensuring their survival. But getting close enough in the first place can be a major challenge.

Satellite Technology Could Help Us Solve the Mystery of Stranded Whales

Researchers are using satellite imagery to monitor whales from space, to speed up and streamline conservation efforts and also better understand the state of their natural environment.

Pete the ‘Selfie-Taking Plant’ Suggests Future for Plant-Powered Environmental Technology

Environmental monitoring technology has traditionally been powered by batteries and solar panels, but now nature itself could become a power source.

Kenyan Nature Reserve Opens World’s First Lab Dedicated to Conservation Technology

Technological solutions are increasingly being used in the fight against poaching. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has founded a brand new lab to build the next generation of digital conservation technology.

Sloth-Inspired Robot Takes a Slow and Steady Approach to Environmental Monitoring

Sloths might not be the first animal that comes to mind when it comes to designing robots, but their super slow lifestyle could hold the key for the energy-efficient monitoring robots of the future.

Your Smartphone’s Face Recognition Software Is Now Being Used to Identify Dolphins

Algorithms based on Google's face recognition software are now able to identify individual dolphins based on only their dorsal fins - boosting conservation efforts.

The Eavesdropping AI That’s Helping Rangers Track Africa’s Elusive Forest Elephants

AI-backed listening devices aim to track elephants - and their poachers - in the dense African rainforests.