Hear conservation technologist Topher White share his incredible story from wildlife enthusiast to rainforest defender. The title of his talk is Listening Leads to Change: How the Sound of our Living Planet Can Protect It.
His tech start-up Rainforest Connection (RFCx) uses old mobile phones strategically positioned in the rainforest canopy to detect illegal logging and poaching in some of the most at-risk areas in the world.
Deforestation is one of the main contributors to climate change and the extinction of endangered species. INTERPOL estimates 50-90 percent of rainforest logging is illegal.
Rainforest Connection is now in place in 22 countries over the world.
Topher White is an American engineer, physicist and inventor with a degree in Physics and is CEO of the Rainforest Connection. Winner of numerous awards inclusing 2015 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and 2019 Rolex Awards Associate Laureate.