Jason Hope on the Power of IoT to Save the Environment

The environment is at risk as climatic changes evolve. The recent fires in Australia and Amazon have promoted global debates on introducing extensive surveillance on unpopulated areas, including the wildlife. Jason Hope, an entrepreneur, tech innovator, and philanthropist believes in the Internet of Things (IoT) power in preserving the environment. He believes that the world can resolve and protect the pristine areas highly affected by climate changes through technology (Openthenews). 

Climate change is a global area of concern. Nonetheless, human beings are causing immense damages to unpopulated, untouched, and pristine environments. The recent Amazon and Australia unfortunate fires have negatively affected and wrecked the environment, especially the vast forests. Amidst the natural threats to these pristine places, some damages are human-caused. According to Jason Hope, some of the fires are deliberately ignited and set by humans. The Internet of Things has the power to capture real-time data and track climate and environmental change. The data captured will help concerned parties to develop preventive strategies that will prevent untimely and devastating threats and dangers. 

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Therefore, through IoT, timely data will be availed, which will help prevent unwanted calamities and disasters that threaten the environment. Globally, there are over 10 billion Internet of Things devices. The number is projected to rise to 28 billion by 2025. According to Jason Hope, the devices are used to garner real-time data. Through the data, preventive measures are enhanced, which helps slow and lessen the damages. IoT devices will, therefore, detect catastrophes like the ones experienced in Australia and Amazon on time. An excellent example of IoT is the Instant Detect 2.0 developed by the Zoological Society of London and is being used by London Zoo. 

The monitoring system is used to monitor human and wildlife activity. The system detects any illegal or unusual behaviour by examining baseline human and wildlife activity. Therefore, the system gets to detect illegal activities or intruders like poachers. Embracing Instant Detect 2.0 and developing other monitoring systems could prevent poachers from killing wildlife, especially the rare species. According to Jason Hope, IoT is the future of preventing biodiversity-related damages to wildlife and unpopulated areas. IoT devices will, therefore, monitor and transmit real-time data that’s fundamental to developing preventative measures. The technology is a pivotal aid in preventing the rare species of wildlife.

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