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Where the wild things are

Hands-on at the exhibit

  • Mimic a seabird or shark, and see how tracking devices can follow your behaviour
  • Explore images, maps and more on our interactive screens, to see how scientists collect data
  • Handle camera traps, deep sea cameras and cutting edge animal tracking equipment

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State-of-the-art hardware is giving conservation scientists unprecedented access to remote places.

Scientists are using new technology to gather insights about the behaviour of creatures that live in remote and extreme environments. At this exhibit you’ll see how this is helping us understand humans’ impact on wildlife, and how we can support biodiversity into the future.

For centuries, scientists have sought to understand the natural world through exploration. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, today’s scientists can observe, interpret and even predict the behaviour of wildlife in the most inaccessible, remote and challenging environments of earth. Technologies like miniature cameras, camera traps and tracking devices are helping to reveal the richness and complexity of these habitats and to determine how environmental changes are affecting wildlife. Using these technologies to understand how biodiversity and behaviour is changing in response to human impacts will inform conservation measures to protect and conserve species around the world.

Find out more about ZSL Science, the Chagos Archipelago and the Indicators and Assessments Unit at ZSL.

Presented by the Zoological Society of London.