Registration open for October 26th Mongabay webinar: How to Cover Conservation Technology

Got questions about how machine-learning can help scientists better monitor species and human impacts on them? Want to know more about advancements in drones and satellite technology? Mongabay’s next entry in its popular webinar series explores the most exciting advancements emerging in conservation technology and how journalists can better write about it.

This installment of Mongabay’s free webinar series for journalists hosts a panel of experts and journalists who work with and cover conservation technology. 

Join us on Thursday, October 26th at 2pm UTC. Register here.

Event details

When: October 26th, 2023 at 2 pm UTC

Where: Live on Mongabay’s YouTube Channel.

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The experts

Abhishyant Kidangoor 

Abhi is a writer and video producer from India. Since 2014, he has covered a wide range of stories on climate change, health and human rights from around the world. Before joining Mongabay, he worked with TIME magazine and CNN-News18. Previously a Sue Palminteri Wildtech fellow with Mongabay, he is now a full-time staff writer focusing on the intersection of technology with a multitude of environmental issues. 

Meredith Palmer

Dr. Meredith Palmer received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2018, collaborating with the Serengeti Lion Project to run the ‘Snapshot Serengeti’ camera trap survey. She completed her post-doctoral research at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve and Princeton University, which focused on ecosystem responses to large carnivore reintroductions in North America and Africa. Her work centers on large-scale camera trapping, citizen science, machine learning/AI and other hardware and software conservation technology tools. Specifically, she strives to bridge technology, computer science and conservation sectors to innovate new techniques for collecting and processing ecological data. Currently, Dr. Palmer heads the Conservation Technology team at the international wildlife NGO, Fauna & Flora.

Shah Selbe

Shah Selbe is the founder of ​Conservify​ and a National Geographic Explorer and Fellow. He is an engineer and conservation technologist that works with communities, NGOs and developing countries to identify and deploy technologies to help with their greatest conservation challenges. Conservify​ has built open source hardware for use in the field on National Geographic expeditions and through a network of scientists and conservationists known as FieldKit.

About Mongabay

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