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Now you can volunteer from anywhere, and give as much or as little time as you want! Read below to find out how to virtual volunteer, whilst still making a difference around the world.
Chimp and See - The Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee (PanAf), based out of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany aims to understand the ecological and evolutionary parameters that have contributed to the behavioral and cultural diversity in chimpanzees. For this project, they have collected nearly 7,000 hours of footage, reflecting various chimpanzee habitats, from camera traps in 15 countries across Africa. By scanning the videos from these traps and identifying the types of species and activity that you see, you’ll help them to understand the lives of these apes—their behaviours, relationships, and environments—and to extrapolate new ideas about human origins.
Take Action for Insects 41% of insect species face extinction. Insects are dying out up to 8 times faster than larger animals says a new report showing the devasting and serious decline in insect populations happening right now across Britain. Join Action for Insects today and pledge to take practical, positive action in your own home and garden to help insects
Run, Herring, Run! Every year in the spring baby river herring make a long journey from freshwater ponds to the ocean. We are trying to understand when baby river herring head to sea and how many there are. Simply count the herring in each frame by marking all the ones you can see. Many will be blurry or oriented in a way that makes them not look like a fish. But there's little else that passes the camera, so go ahead and mark everything you see (unless it's clearly not a herring). See the tutorial for some tips, but it's pretty straightforward! Thanks for your help!
Help The Wild Nature Institute measure wild Masai giraffes for a study of growth and survival. They need your help to analyse the thousands of photos triggered as giraffes pass the cameras. In measuring the giraffes, so that you can help work out how the population is doing.
Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help Put the World’s Vulnerable People on the Map by mapping areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call.
We need your help to turn our collection of handwritten correspondence between anti-slavery activists in the 19th century into texts that can be more easily read and researched by students, teachers, historians, and big data applications. Note: This project is not currently supported on mobile and tablet devices.
Welcome to Floating Forests, where you can help us uncover the history of Giant Kelp forests around the globe. Most life on the seafloor can only be sampled by SCUBA divers or dredging up samples from the deep. This kind of data requires a ton of (really fun) effort to collect, but it means we’re limited to places we can get to! Given the worldwide distribution of kelp, we need your help to track it across time and space.
One billion chickens are slaughtered for meat in the UK each year and The RSPCA and other groups across Europe are urging food businesses to implement a new set of standards. Get your supermarket to sign up to - The Better chicken Commitment.
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