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Conservation Careers Podcast

Aug 29, 2018

In this episode we speak to Alasdair Davies - Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and creative technologist on a journey to deliver affordable, open conservation technology for all.

We talk about how fast-changing technologies from drones, to sat tags, camera traps and mobile phones are rapidly changing the way we collect and interpret data in the quest to conserve threatened wildlife globally.

If like me you LOVE tinkering with technology you’ll love this episode. [I once fitted a dozen barn owl boxes with sensors linked to talking clocks and voice activated Dictaphones to monitor when the owls visited the boxes…!]

We also discuss the career ways into becoming a creative technologist, and where the field is heading over the next decade.

If you want to find out more about Alasdair Davies and his work please visit the Shuttleworth Foundations website at and the Aribada Initiative at

As always, if you want to find out more about Conservation Careers then go to for the best advice, support, training, jobs and lots more. All designed to get your clear about your career options, get ready and get hired more quickly.

If you enjoy the interviews, we’ve spoken to over 400 professional conservationists, from across the globe, you can find their interviews on our website here.

We’ve also collated their best advice into a FREE eBook which you can download from here.

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