Journal article

A Call for International Leadership and Coordination to Realize the Potential of Conservation Technology

Jose J Lahoz-Monfort, Iadine Chades, Alasdair Davies, Eric Fegraus, Edward Game, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, Robert Harcourt, Karlina Indraswari, Jennifer Mcgowan, Jessica L Oliver, Johannes Refisch, Jonathan Rhodes, Paul Roe, Alex Rogers, Adrian Ward, David M Watson, James EM Watson, Brendan A Wintle, Lucas Joppa



Advancing technology represents an unprecedented opportunity to enhance our capacity to conserve the Earth's biodiversity. However, this great potential is failing to materialize and rarely endures. We contend that unleashing the power of technology for conservation requires an internationally coordinated strategy that connects the conservation community and policy-makers with technologists. We argue an international conservation technology entity could (1) provide vision and leadership, (2) coordinate and deliver key services necessary to ensure translation from innovation to effective deployment and use of technology for on-the-ground conservation across the planet, and (3) help integrate ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council DECRA award

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. G.G.-A. was supported by an Australian Research Council DECRA award (DE160100904).