April 22, 2017
Key Conservation is helping wildlife conservationists gain support through a mobile app that provides real-time video updates on day-to-day campaigns.
We are helping wildlife conservation projects receive critical funding and increased global support through three features on our mobile app. The first feature is called the LIVE Feed which allows wildlife conservation projects to reach out to their global supporters about urgent day-to-day needs happening in real-time. Supporters will then be able to receive video and/or photo feedback from projects showing the outcome of their donation as soon as it is put to use, creating instant gratification and a sense of investment. The second feature is Skilled Impact which enables supporters to give outside of money using their professional skills to help wildlife conservation projects. Lastly, the In-Person feature allows supporters to be alerted to real-time volunteer opportunities in their area through geo-based alerts. This feature uses geofencing technology and can be used as people travel around the world, alerting them to the work being done within a customized range.
Many projects that are vital to the survival of specific species and habitats are facing cuts to funding and reduced local and global exposure. They also lack the time and/or personnel to run large fundraising campaigns but need additional support in several areas. We believe that through the Key Conservation platform small contributions that are compounded can result in substantial impact and change.
Our Current Status: We are currently trying to raise $150,000 to develop both iOS and Android apps. The backend operating system is also included in this figure. We hope to have the app completed and pilot projects up and running within the coming year.
We can stop global wildlife extinction if we utilize new technology and interact with supporters in ways that they want. We believe the Key Conservation mobile app will do just that.