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Imagine a system which allowed you to track the activities, impact and changes in your conservation project over time, without the pain of spreadsheets.   Our idea is to help environmental conservation & restoration projects capture the impact of their work through simple data input and automated, intelligent visual reports, to increase engagement with volunteers and increase the amount of funding coming in.    On the other side, we also want to make gathering these reports...

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Photopoint monitoring is a fantastic way of showing progress and a gold mine for restoration research, but all too often it's something which Conservation projects aren't able to invest in. Volunteer Impact is seeking to make the whole process easier! With the explosion of cheap smartphones and mobile apps, we can use existing technology such as 'augmented reality' to make photopoint monitoring accessible to community groups. Our research has shown that volunteers would be more likely to...

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Volunteer Impact is looking at the question "how might we best leverage technology to make environmental restoration easier, and volunteering more engaging?". Our idea is to help environmental conservation & restoration projects capture the impact of their work through compelling visual reports. This will start out as a web app which automatically creates beautiful infographic-style reports, but we see the opportunity to expand to mobile apps and more. Conservation in Aotearoa New...

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Sam Rye

Wellington, New Zealand

Joined this community on Sep 9, 2015

Bio I've worked across the youth development, environmental restoration, technology and social enterprise sectors for the last 8 years. I have a deep commitment to restoring our biodiversity, and am looking at novel ways to leverage technology to empower communities around the world to do this.

What is your interest in conservation?
business

How did you hear about the Conservation Innovation Awards?
word of mouth

How do you want to contribute to this challenge?
submit my own idea

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