Science, technology, and policy for better conservation outcomes
Web based mapping applications for conservation
Change detection, computer vision, machine learning
In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we work at the intersection of science, technology, and policy to find creative, practical solutions for better conservation.
We lead and collaborate on original research into the realities of how conservation laws and policies are implemented.
We develop and deploy new technologies to collect and communicate actionable conservation data.
We think creatively about how science, technology, and policy are developed together and advocate for tightly integrated solutions.
In the Center for Conservation Innovation at Defenders of Wildlife, we carry out and publish research, write brief analyses on conservation topics, develop web applications, and produce geospatial analyses and maps.
Planning is the first step in effective and efficient conservation: we need to know the goal and what science says is needed to get there.
After the planning stage, we set to work carrying out necessary actions to make conservation work. That may be as broad as implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) or as focused as building a fence to keep cattle from trampling habitat for Chiricahua leopard frogs.
Monitoring is essential to effective and efficient conservation: we need to know the effects of our actions on wildlife, from the benefits of actions to recover species to the consequences of authorizing harm.