The world  is currently undergoing  a dangerous  decline in nature.

Communities and economies all over the world are affected by this problem. 

And one million species are at threat of extinction.

We're working with customers and partners to find solutions to this crisis using connected technology.

Mitigating the human-wildlife conflict

In parts of rural Africa, humans and wildlife are competing for resources with sometimes negative results, such as loss of property, livelihoods or even life itself.

Using AI, we're developing a solution called m-Twiga. It acts as an alert and deterrent system preventing elephants from crop raiding and predators from attacking livestock.

In South Africa, we’re using a similar mix of AI, sensors and cameras to help minimise whale entanglements in mussel farming ropes.

As the whales migrate south each year to feed and rear their calves in the food-rich Antarctic waters, they can get caught in dislodged ropes.

Our solution works by alerting farmers on their phones to their presence.

If entanglement occurs, the system automatically alerts South Africa's National Sea Rescue Institute, which works closely with farmers to quickly and safely free any whales in distress. 


Working with electric racing series Extreme-E, we’re teaming up to leave a positive impact in each race location.

Protecting the environment is a part of our focus too and that in turn safeguards wildlife habitats.

Using IoT technology, we’ve installed ‘Hydrosense’ devices around the river to monitor temperature, acidity and pollution levels, feeding the data back to researchers in real-time so they can take action.

For example, in Scotland, the River Nith has declining numbers of Atlantic salmon due to a drop in water quality, rising temperatures and riverbank erosion.

The system will measure the effectiveness of conservation efforts, such as habitat restoration and fish stocking.

It’s not just the animal kingdom we’re working hard to look after. We understand how important plant life is too.

That’s why we’ve been exploring ways of protecting Ibiza’s seabed from mass anchoring of boats.

And working with partners to map the underwater meadows of Posidonia seagrass, described as ‘the lungs of the Mediterranean’.

These unique species create a valuable home for marine life, limit coastal erosion, absorb carbon dioxide and produce large amounts of oxygen.

Forests also play a critical role in the fight against climate change by regulating ecosystems and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Working across Europe, we’ve been monitoring forests and innovating to safeguard them from illegal logging and forest fires.

These examples demonstrate the power of technology to tackle biodiversity challenges and look after the planet, nature, our customers and livelihoods.