Developed by Vulcan Inc. in partnership with many conservation and technology partners, it is a software solution that combines real-time data from ranger patrols, remote imaging and many, various sensors. As of September 2021, EarthRanger is part of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). This move combines world-class research, engineering, product resources and talent to create greater positive impact, as envisioned by the late Paul G. Allen.
Bridging the data gap in wildlife conservation
Wildlife advocates and protected area managers are challenged to monitor vast expanses of land and protect assets with limited resources, making the task of preventing poaching and human wildlife conflict extremely difficult.
EarthRanger is part of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence’s (AI2) portfolio with a mission to serve AI for the common good. Developed in response to the Great Elephant Census, which revealed a stark decline in elephant population across the African Savanna due to poaching activity. The dedicated conservation and technology team at EarthRanger worked with government officials, park managers, rangers and other NGO field personnel to deliver a tool that would meet their needs in protecting wildlife and advancing conservation knowledge.