Geographies of conservation II: Technology, surveillance and conservation by algorithm


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Authors
Adams, WM 
Abstract

jats:pThe wide range of wildlife tracking and surveillance technologies (radio and satellite tracking, cameras, and audio) that are being deployed in conservation have important implications for a geographical understanding of care for non-human nature. This report explores four dimensions of their influence. First, their detailed view of spatial dimensions of non-human lives affects conservation’s demarcation and control of space. Second, the application of surveillance technologies to people is central to the rise of coercive conservation strategies. Third, such technologies enable the creation and commoditization of spectacular nature. Fourth, spatial digital data enables the automation of conservation decisions, a trend described here as ‘conservation by algorithm’.</jats:p>

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Keywords
animal geographies, camera traps, coercive conservation, conservation, conservation by algorithm, drones, radio-tracking, spectacle, surveillance, technologies, tracking
Journal Title
Progress in Human Geography
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Journal ISSN
0309-1325
1477-0288
Volume Title
43
Publisher
SAGE Publications