Climate crises and the damage humans cause have been heated debates for decades now, and it’s become increasingly obvious that humans must take responsibility and begin making changes for the better. It could mean the survival of our ecosystem and the rescuing of countless species– including our own. Experts like Jason Hope hold the belief that we can make a difference, utilizing the technology we have available to us to monitor uninhabited areas and use it to create effective plans of action. Hope’s outlook is one of optimism, expressing with recently released research data that the Internet of Things is the key.
The IoT, with billions of devices already using it, and more being made every day, it’s already being put to good use to prevent the loss of biodiversity and promote catching onto disasters before they occur and mitigating the damage they might cause. With devices and programs being invented, such as Instant Detect 2.0, TrailGuard AI, Rainforest Connection (RFCx), and the BTO Cuckoo Tracking Project, mankind is well on its way to already preserving the at-risk wildlife and environments such as the rainforest. According to Jason Hope, they have had a huge success in the process of saving the environment.
Some of these devices not only monitor wildlife and locations, but also observe areas with a high risk for poachers or illegal tree-felling, with the hope that they can report incidents before they happen or get out of hand. The Internet of Things, according to Jason Hope, is in a unique position of being able to collect and transmit data in real time– something that we didn’t have even 40 years ago. This will also save the environment. With technology and interconnectivity like this at experts and researchers’ fingertips, it’s the hope that we can continue innovating and keeping our biggest ecosystem on its axis. Really, it’s imperative that we do so, and the IoT can continue to be a major factor in saving the world around us.