Far more funds than are available go in to protecting endangered species but Project Instant Wild has come up with a solution to the problem that involves relying on internet viewers.
Project Instant Wild’s camera system delivers images through Iridium’s satellite network and publishes them online. Anyone who is watching the cameras via the Project Instant Wild website or through the Instant Wild iOS app can help the project volunteers to track both animals and potential poachers. Each of Project Instant Wild’s cameras is based on a Raspberry Pi computer that functions for extended periods on a single battery. The satellite cameras in Kenya through the project are operated by the Zoological Society of London but the project are already looking to expand to using them in Antarctica, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas!