Network Interactions Designed for Ornithology / Observation
Through PARTICIPATORY SCIENCE our proyect NIDO – NETWORK INTERACTIONS DESIGNED FOR OBSERVATION, promotes the social appropriation of the natural heritage located in strategic areas of the Andes: Paramo and high Andean forest ecosystems.
This ecosystems have been highly degraded and altered by human activity. In contrast to the conservationist vision that sees in the traditional farmers a threat factor for the conservation of these ecosystems, we believe that education, science and local empowerment are keys to the transition towards sustainability scenarios, as a basis for construction of cultural identity that transforms children and young people into guardians of these territories and its biodiversity.
We work in the recognition and valuation of biodiversity through education in context HIGH MOUNTAIN SCHOOL, which generates knowledge from participatory science processes, through the non-intrusive direct observation of wildlife using wireless network system, IOT cameras, and recording and monitoring through a mobile app.
The data collected provides information that give multiple levels of complexity. Suitable and productive for boys and girls or high level scientists. This collaborative monitoring, converts the inhabitants into scientific citizens and generates long-term awareness, allowing an adaptation to climate change and a preparation to avoid the extinction of the species that inhabit the páramos.
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