In this episode, we speak to Shashank Srinivasan, founder of Technology for Wildlife Foundation based in Goa, India. Shashank discusses the use of drones, satellites, and geospatial mapping to amplify conservation work, while also remaining critical of the potential negative social and environmental impacts of these technologies.
Interviewer: Trishant Simlai
Producer: Harry Murdoch
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This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Srinivasan, Shashank, and Trishant Simlai, "Shashank Srinivasan: Conservation Technologies in India", Smart Forests Atlas (2023), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/shashank-srinivasan/
Header image: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) image. Image source: Technology for Wildlife Foundation [photo]. Retrieved 26 March 2022, from https://www.techforwildlife.com/spatial-intelligence