In the field and behind the scenes, ZSL is working at the cutting-edge to protect critical species and revive ecosystems. And we really need your help.
What is Instant Wild?
You can play your part and support our vital conservation work from your smartphone! With ZSL’s Instant Wild app, we bring you images and videos from camera traps around the world. All you need to do is identify the species that you spot, which will help us to track key information on threatened wildlife and their ecosystems, from the size of animal populations to evidence of wildlife crime.
Instant Wild was the first citizen science project to deliver live imagery, collecting camera trap photos of wildlife and sending them to the public in real-time. Originally launched online in 2011, Instant Wild has a devoted community of users tracking the status of the world’s species and ecosystems.
Visit instantwild.zsl.org or download for free from the iOS or Android app stores. (Please note, there are currently some technical problems when accessing Instant wild via iOS.)
What’s next for Instant Wild?
Instant Wild 2.0 will be integrated within education and learning platforms and we will investigate how it can play a role within the Machine Learning image processing ecosystems.
So whether it’s monitoring elephant movements while you’re on the train, or spotting sightings of Critically Endangered leopards over breakfast, Instant Wild brings you closer to nature.
Why not try it for yourself. By working together we can save animals on the brink of extinction.
Partners and supporters
- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
- Lolldaiga Hills
- Finca Ocho Verde Preserve
- Winchester College Natural History Society
- BMC software
- Rewildling Apennines
Instant Wild Terms
Visit instantwild.zsl.org or download for free from the iOS or Android app stores.