Wildlife Watcher

A wildlife camera that records animals and uses AI to identify them.

Explanatory video of the Wildlife Watcher.
Victor Anton / Wildlife.ai

Giant Wētā. Photo by Victor Anton.

Essential biodiversity

Insects and reptiles represent a crucial part of our biodiversity.

They are involved in numerous ecosystem process like nutrient cycling, predation, and plant pollination.

Green gecko. Photo by Katie Ro.

Cryptic species

Their camouflage skills and small size often contributes to insufficient information about their ecology and conservation status.

Footprints on a tracking card

Old school tools

Current monitoring techniques of insects, reptiles and their predators have multiple limitations and drawbacks.

Caption of researcher setting up a camera trap

Camera traps?

Camera traps are a promising tool to better understand how to protect insect and reptile species.

Unfortunately, most commercially available cameras do not work for ectotherms (cold-blooded animals).

We are engineering and testing a device that takes videos of ground-dwelling invertebrates and herpetofauna (lizards/geckos).

The device is designed to be low-powered, open source and 3D print available.

See below some examples of the animals recorded.

Charles Palmer
Charles PalmerProduct ranger
David Andersson
David AnderssonData ranger
Tobyn Packer
Tobyn PackerData ranger
 Agi Khalik
Agi KhalikUX ranger
Victor Anton
Victor AntonProject ranger
Dror Asaf
Dror AsafProduct ranger
Lucas Larraman
Lucas LarramanCommunity ranger
Lindsay Chan
Lindsay ChanData ranger
Leona Teixera
Leona TeixeraCommunity ranger