Research & Technology

Protecting Nature for Future Development

Conservation is a profoundly scientific process. A most elegant description is that conservation is about innovation under constraint. Conservation scientists’ innovation is a successful design, in the sense that it leads directly or indirectly to an improvement in our quality of life, must work within the constraints provided by technical, economic, business, political, social, and ethical issues. Technology is the outcome of conservation knowledge; it is rare that conservation translates directly to technology, just as it is not clear how conservation can be applied science. Historically, has been technologically advancing.

Technological innovations occur when a need arises or an opportunity presents itself. It has been observed that technology originates from traditional integration with modern practices. There are numerous actions that are eventual changes in technology some from private initiative or government interventions. Most important for this plan is that they are occurring at an astonishing pace, especially those in information sharing and communications technology, which are most apparent to the public, and this has important implications for conservation practice and conservation education in the future. Totally unexpected scientific findings can suggest new technologies as well, and hence any discussion of the Future Conservation must ponder scientific breakthroughs that might occur along the way to safeguard Africa and entire planet.