- Issue: Summer 2017
What do a primate biologist in Brazil, a GIS specialist in Nigeria, and an artificial intelligence developer in Silicon Valley have in common? You can find them all on WILDLABS.NET. Launched in November 2015, the online community connects conservationists and tech experts around the world, letting them crowdsource ideas and share resources that support tech-driven conservation solutions. It’s part Reddit, part research hub, and part technology fair—and it’s growing fast.
WILDLABS.NET is an open community, so anyone interested can create a profile, start joining specialty discussion groups, and share research, job opportunities, and other materials on the platform. Here’s a sample of who’s connecting—and the cool solutions they’re coming up with.
BY THE NUMBERS
active members on WILDLABS.NET
countries the platform has been accessed from
discussion threads among members
WILDLABS.NET was founded by United for Wildlife, an alliance committed to ending illegal wildlife trade.
FOUNDING PARTNERS WWF, Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Zoological Society of London, The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
SEED FUNDERS Google.org, ARM.