Wildlife is disappearing, but it's hard to know exactly what is left and where. Camera trapping plays an enormous role in helping scientists both study wildlife, but also influence habitat preservation and policy. It's also something that everyone can set up in their own backyard to see what creatures venture through your garden at night. Take a look at what a team of researchers found by playing Unseen Empire.

Unseen Empire is a game/data visualization that puts you in the shoes of the researchers who conducted the largest camera trap study ever in Southeast Asia, trying to preserve clouded leopard habitats. Set up research sites and try your hand at trying to ID over 230 different species from moonrats to the elusive clouded leopard. And get to know the researchers and conservation challenges they are addressing.

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Internet of Elephants

Internet of Elephants is a social enterprise based in Kenya and the United States. They are a collaboration of technologists, conservationists, educators, game designers, and strategists working together towards a stronger connection between people and wild animals.

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