We are closely aligned with international environmental protection goals - by addressing 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
WildTrack engages local communities in the process of protecting species – not simply as data collectors, but as experts in interpreting and delivering those data. Their status as experts with knowledge to contribute helps promote the importance of their TEK, negatively impacted by centuries of cultural colonialism and suppression.
As the global climate changes, species try to adapt - often moving to higher/cooler ground - and as a consequence their distribution patterns change. If we document these movements, they will inform on climate change.
WildTrack’s FIT can provide stakeholders in biodiversity with data-driven conservation metrics to restore and protect biodiversity.Learn About FIT
WildTrack’s technology is multidisciplinary and requires peacebuilding, i.e. strong, constructive, sustainable team-building across ethnic, religious, class, national, and racial boundaries. Strong institutions are built on truly representative diversity. By integrating TEK at the center of biodiversity monitoring, WildTrack’s footprint identification technology brings justice and integrity to institutions that engage with it.
Indigenous peoples are essential for the future of science. We work with many indigenous groups including the Kurichiya, Kuruma (South India), Tharu (Nepal), Basarwa (San, Botswana), Arara and Kayapo Indigenous people of the Iriri River (Brazilian Amazon) the Shona & Ndebele (Zimbabwe), the Damara and Nama tribes (Namibia) and the Yao (Mozambique), amongst others. Our work offers a way for indigenous elders to teach tracking skills to youth in their communities.