Rainforest Connection

“Rainforest Connection seeks to solve the problem of illegal logging and poaching in rainforests by providing near-immediate alerts and forensic evidence through a sustainable and cost-effective acoustic monitoring system, allowing for the protection of large expanses of threatened land. We are a nonprofit at the forefront of conservation technology, utilizing adapted used smartphones as listening devices placed as high as possible in the canopy of the rainforest, streaming the acoustic data to the cloud, and running AI/ML models to detect for sounds of illegal activities, such as chainsaws and vehicles. Once the invasion is identified, we send real-time alerts to our partners on the ground to stop the illegal logging or poaching.”