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Membership in Wildlife Insights is open to anyone involved in recording vertebrate diversity through camera trap images. Prospective members are expected to have interests in:

Wildlife Insights has two membership categories:

You do not need to join Wildlife Insights in order to share in the benefits of the website. If you wish to provide camera trap data to the site, you will need to sign a Data Provider Agreement. If you wish to use camera trap data from the site for non-commercial purposes, you will need to sign a Data User Agreement.

Wildlife Insights has adopted a Dynamic Governance Model that promotes inclusive decision-making and contributions to the WI Core Purpose and Mission. Governance is distributed to every level of membership, with a Steering Committee serving as the highest governing body of WI. The Steering Committee includes one voting representative from each of the Core Member Institutions and two non-voting representatives from each of the Standing Committees. The Standing Committees provide guidance and recommendations to the Steering Committee, which reviews and approves work plans in pursuit of WI goals.

The four Standing Committees (Technology, Science and Analytics, Outreach, and Sustainability) ensure that Wildlife Insights strives to meet the needs of WI users and stakeholders by providing programmatic guidance on the development and implementation of the partnership and platform. Individuals from both Core and Associate Member Institutions are invited to serve on the Standing Committees, which are described below:

 

The Technology Committee leads and oversees the development of technology systems and tools that meet the needs of target stakeholders and groups.

 

The Science and Analytics Committee ensures that the WI platform supports the use and development of new cutting-edge statistics and recommends analytical and visualization approaches for addressing them.

 

The Outreach Committee advises on topics related to the recruitment, engagement and communications strategies of Wildlife Insights.

 

The Sustainability Committee provides guidance on the best approaches and strategies for maintaining long-term financial and operational stability.

Wildlife Insights will not display or enable the download of images of humans. Metadata, or data records will document that a human was present and observed at the camera trap deployment. There will be additional security measures in place to ensure all privacy needs are met. 

By default, all data (including metadata, images and other data types) can be accessed. Exceptions include data embargoed by the provider and data containing location information about species with conservation concerns.

Wildlife Insights will follow published guidelines that assess the risk as well as the benefits of sharing biodiversity data (Tulloc et al. 2018). For example, we will not reveal the sample locations of Endangered or CITES-listed species that are hunted for commercial purposes and which lack verifiable protection enforcement mechanisms. Instead, habitat preference maps might be displayed for such species. Detailed biodiversity sharing guidelines will be available soon.

 

Wildlife Insights is all about sharing information for the benefit of conservation of biodiversity. We recognize however, that data providers also want to publish. Wildlife Insights will provide the option to embargo data for a period before data is shared.

Wild.ID and the web-based data management tools of Wildlife Insights will make every effort to support all major camera trap models. We will have a comprehensive list of supported camera trap models when the platform is live.

Membership in Wildlife Insights is open to anyone involved in recording vertebrate diversity through camera trap images. Prospective members are expected to have interests in:

Wildlife Insights has two membership categories:

You do not need to join Wildlife Insights in order to share in the benefits of the website. If you wish to provide camera trap data to the site, you will need to sign a Data Provider Agreement. If you wish to use camera trap data from the site for non-commercial purposes, you will need to sign a Data User Agreement.

Wildlife Insights has adopted a Dynamic Governance Model that promotes inclusive decision-making and contributions to the WI Core Purpose and Mission. Governance is distributed to every level of membership, with a Steering Committee serving as the highest governing body of WI. The Steering Committee includes one voting representative from each of the Core Member Institutions and two non-voting representatives from each of the Standing Committees. The Standing Committees provide guidance and recommendations to the Steering Committee, which reviews and approves work plans in pursuit of WI goals.

The four Standing Committees (Technology, Science and Analytics, Outreach, and Sustainability) ensure that Wildlife Insights strives to meet the needs of WI users and stakeholders by providing programmatic guidance on the development and implementation of the partnership and platform. Individuals from both Core and Associate Member Institutions are invited to serve on the Standing Committees, which are described below:

 

The Technology Committee leads and oversees the development of technology systems and tools that meet the needs of target stakeholders and groups.

 

The Science and Analytics Committee ensures that the WI platform supports the use and development of new cutting-edge statistics and recommends analytical and visualization approaches for addressing them.

 

The Outreach Committee advises on topics related to the recruitment, engagement and communications strategies of Wildlife Insights.

 

The Sustainability Committee provides guidance on the best approaches and strategies for maintaining long-term financial and operational stability.

Wildlife Insights will not display or enable the download of images of humans. Metadata, or data records will document that a human was present and observed at the camera trap deployment. There will be additional security measures in place to ensure all privacy needs are met.

By default, all data (including metadata, images and other data types) can be accessed. Exceptions include data embargoed by the provider and data containing location information about species with conservation concerns.

Wildlife Insights will follow published guidelines that assess the risk as well as the benefits of sharing biodiversity data (Tulloc et al. 2018). For example, we will not reveal the sample locations of Endangered or CITES-listed species that are hunted for commercial purposes and which lack verifiable protection enforcement mechanisms. Instead, habitat preference maps might be displayed for such species. Detailed biodiversity sharing guidelines will be available soon.

Wildlife Insights is all about sharing information for the benefit of conservation of biodiversity. We recognize however, that data providers also want to publish. Wildlife Insights will provide the option to embargo data for a period before data is shared.

Wild.ID and the web-based data management tools of Wildlife Insights will make every effort to support all major camera trap models. We will have a comprehensive list of supported camera trap models when the platform is live.