Conservation 2.0: digital tools come to nature’s rescue

Gina Maffey, Annie Robinson, Koen Antonius Johannes Arts, Rene Van der Wal

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Digital tools offer a ray of hope for conservationists in an era when the need for more data to better understand the natural world is ever increasing. From combating rhino poaching in Africa to tracking polar bears in the Arctic the remit for using digital tools in conservation is vast.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2014

Bibliographical note

The activities of the authors are supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub; award reference: EP/G066051/1.

Rene van der Wal receives funding from Research Councils UK.

Annie Robinson and Koen Arts do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


  • Conservation
  • Digital economy
  • Rhino


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