Conservation technology: The next generation

Oded Berger-Tal, José J. Lahoz-Monfort

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Attitudes among conservation biologists toward technological innovations and solutions have changed over the years from mistrusting and dismissive to widely accepting. However, the time has come for the conservation community to move from being technology consumers to become innovation leaders and to actively seek to create novel technologies to provide conservation tools and solutions. This challenging but critical mind-set change requires thinking outside the box to establish and support the necessary bridges between the conservation community, technologists in both the public and the private sectors, and policy makers. The ingredients already exist, but success hinges on an open mind to new types of interactions, and bold but coordinated movements to nurture the organisational ecosystem in which such collaborations can thrive and be funded.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12458
JournalConservation Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018


  • climate change
  • conservation technology
  • innovation
  • interdisciplinary
  • neoliberal conservation
  • open-source
  • remote sensing
  • telemetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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