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The Power of Sound & AI to Track Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) Targets

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) and the RFCx Arbimon team have recently unveiled an enlightening white paper titled “Harnessing the Power of Sound and AI to Track Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) Targets”. This comprehensive report showcases the potential of acoustic and AI technology to monitor biodiversity and aligns real-world case studies with specific GBF targets.

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Arbimon May Newsletter

In our second Arbimon newsletter of 2023, we’re announcing our new Audio Event Detection & Clustering (AED-C) pipeline! These new analytical tools are great for quickly summarizing and exploring categories of sound without needing labeled data ahead of time. You can also learn about the latest findings from our project with SLU and Ecoculture in Borneo. And, check out our upcoming events to see which conferences we may run into you at!

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Building a Sustainable Future: Top 5 Skills for Climate Job Seekers

From Salesforce’s The 360 Blog: Sustainability job openings are on the rise. It’s never been a more exciting time to build a career in climate action. Over the past five years, the demand for “green skills” has grown 8% annually outpacing the supply of talent. A global survey from Salesforce found that although there’s a sustainability skills gap, there is a global workforce eager to get involved. Hear two leaders from the Salesforce Accelerator for Nature cohort share top job skills needed to solve urgent climate challenges. Featuring RFCx CEO, Bourhan Yassin, and Island Conservation’s Head of Innovation, David Will.

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A Letter from our CEO on Earth Day

With Earth Day upon us, I can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey that Rainforest Connection has been on. When I made the decision to leave the for-profit world 6.5 years ago and go into conservation, I never imagined that we would grow into the global force for impact that we are today. And yet, here we are, thanks to the tireless efforts of our incredible team and the support of people like you.

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Monitoring biodiversity using ecoacoustics & eDNA in Manombo Reserve, Madagascar

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) is thrilled to be partnering with Nature Metrics and Health In Harmony to combine acoustic and eDNA data to comprehensively survey animal species in Manombo Special Reserve, southeastern Madagascar. Manombo is home to nine lemur species, five of which are endangered. We will develop a biodiversity baseline that can be used to assess how animal distribution is changing over time.

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Monitoring biodiversity in Kenyan agroforestry parcels (in partnership with Aspiration & TREES)

Rainforest Connection (RFCx), Aspiration, and Trees for the Future (TREES) kicked off an exciting new biodiversity monitoring project in the Lake Victoria region of Kenya! RFCx’s acoustic monitoring technology will be used to evaluate how the development of agroforestry parcels (called Forest Gardens) impacts biodiversity. As agricultural land is regenerated over the course of four years, acoustic monitoring will enable ongoing assessments of animal species presence and distribution.

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THE ARBIMON NEWSLETTER IS BACK!

We’re bringing back the Arbimon newsletter for 2023! We’re excited to share new features and tools of the platform, what’s coming up, and some insights into our work in bioacoustic monitoring! In this first newsletter, we’re announcing Arbimon Insights, a data visualization tool that translates your raw audio detections to interactive snapshots of key biodiversity metrics for your projects and target species. Our featured project will take you to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, where we’re working with WeForest and IPÊ to monitor biodiversity in reforestation sites.

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2022: A Year in Review

Check out our 2022 year in review blog to see everything that we’ve accomplished this year! In a statement from our CEO – “In 2022, we made a significant impact at Rainforest Connection. We expanded our team, increased the scope of our projects, and strengthened our commitments to our partners. Looking ahead to 2023, we are determined to have an even greater impact on conservation through the use of innovative technology and a focus on collaboration with like-minded organizations. By continuing to engage with local communities and stakeholders, we hope to effectively address the critical challenges facing our environment.”

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Who to support on Giving Tuesday

Wondering what you can do on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29th)? Support what moves you, of course! What started in 2012 as a small movement to counteract the shopping done on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with more philanthropic giving – has expanded to more than 70 countries across the world. It’s the perfect day to show you care and we’re gonna share some really great organizations below to give to depending on what causes you, your friends or your family are really passionate about!

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ASTRONI CRATER BASIN | ITALY DEPLOYMENT 1

RFCx is excited to announce the launch of another exciting new project, in collaboration with World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) Italy and Huawei! Last month, our head field agent Lawrence Whittaker traveled to southern Italy to deploy acoustic monitoring devices at WWF-managed protected areas in the regions of Campania and Tuscany. This was done in order to monitor for poaching, in addition to developing a more full understanding of biodiversity at these reserves.

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[NEW WHITE PAPER!] How we're Tracking Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) Targets, project case studies, & more...READ NOW