After being active participants in the WILDLABS.NET community
for many years, Ol Pejeta, working with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), established their in-house Conservation Tech Lab, aimed at testing out new solutions to help their conservation efforts. The lab acts as a field-based space for technologist and scientists to test and deploy sensors, hardware and software, but also as a center for collaboration, learning and sharing that knowledge.
“There’s a great future for technology in conservation and there are great solutions out there, but they change so rapidly that attempting to chase every ‘new shiny thing’ would compromise impact. We prefer to spend the time to select a system that solves a problem for us and can be extended in the future rather than reimplement a different technology every few months or years
”, explains William Njoroge, Head of Technology at Ol Pejeta.
Ol Pejeta has a wealth of different technologies with different roles in wildlife protection: from government systems to VHF and satellite-based collars for animals to tracking devices for rangers and many others that aim to aid in making decisions, including EarthRanger.