Augmented Reality Can Bring the Rainforest into Your Home. Can It Save Endangered Apes from Extinction?
How do you inspire people living in cities to engage with efforts to protect the natural world and the nonhuman animals who call it home? This question propelled the creation of Wildeverse, an immersive mobile game launched in April by conservation-focused technology company Internet of Elephants. Using data and stories from conservationists at Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) and Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, Wildeverse transforms users’ environments into virtual jungles, tasking them with tracking and protecting real apes who live in Indonesian Borneo and Republic of the Congo.