There are thousands of conservation organizations all over the world working tirelessly to stop extinction
but they need our help.
Key Conservation is helping conservationists gain critical funding and global support through a mobile app (in development) that provides real-time updates on day-to-day campaigns.
We are wildlife biologists who saw a massive disconnect in the way we could reach out for real-time global support for critical needs outside our project's budget. We also knew conservation organizations all over the world were facing similar issues.
Additionally, supporters of conservation organizations want more transparency as to where their money is going, what the outcome of their support is, as well as, better ways to stay connected.
HOW DID THIS IDEA COME ABOUT?
It all started when Megan and Leni were working on a sea turtle project together in the Caribbean. The sea turtle project had a hotline where locals and tourists could call in any problems or sighting they had of sea turtles. One day we got a call about a nest that was being washed out to sea. We ran out to our patrol vehicle to head down to the nest only to realized we were about to be out of gas.
It all started when we were working on a sea turtle project together in the Caribbean. The sea turtle project had a hotline where locals and tourists could call in any problems or sighting they had of sea turtles. One day we received a call about a nest that was being washed out to sea. We ran out to our patrol vehicle to head down to the nest only to realize we were about to be out of gas.
The problem was our project did not have any money left and we would have to wait until the following week for funds to come through. We could not just let the nest wash out to sea so we used the small stipend we had for our own food to fill the tank. On the way out we grabbed some project shirts, hoping we could sell some to tourists to cover our costs.
During the drive to the nest, all we could think about was how there had to be a better way to reach out to the world to get real-time support. We knew at least 5 people who would have given us $20 to fill our gas tank just so they could tell their friends they helped save baby sea turtles in the Caribbean that day.
Can you imagine how good
they would feel once we gave them feedback on what their support helped us do?
ALL OF THE ABOVE
Plus, they now care about an organization that they didn't even know existed 5 minutes earlier.
We knew we weren't the only conservationists out there who needed this help.
THE IDEA FOR KEY CONSERVATION WAS BORN.
populations of fish, birds, mammals,
1970 to 2012.
of the world's largest carnivores have
lost 90% of their
of the ocean will
be plastic by
2050 if we
HOW WOULD THE KEY CONSERVATION APP HELP?
WE WOULD PROVIDE
Ways for Conservation
to get help
Ways for Supporters to give help
THROUGH OUR MOBILE APP
Supporters can give vital funds to a
conservation project to help with
immediate or longterm needs.
Supporters can chose to be alerted to real-time volunteer opportunities in
their area through geo-based push
notifications. This will allow projects
to reach local supporters easily for
critical in-person needs and events.
This feature uses geo-fencing
technology and will update as people travel around the world, alerting them to the work being done within their
selected customized range.
Supporters can put their money
away and use their hard earned
professional skills to help wildlife
conservation projects. From
mechanics to graphic designers,
all skills are needed and can save
projects time and money.
The ability to get help and give help will be visible on a scrolling LIVE Feed that will update automatically as needs from around the world occur. A drop-down menu below each support request from conservation organizations will give details of what is needed, how supporters can help and how assisting with this need helps the project's long-term goals.
Supporters will be able to receive video and/or photo feedback from projects showing the
outcome of their contribution as
soon as it is put to use.
Creating an addictive interaction and a new found investment in
the future of the organization.
Supporters earn Keys
when they help. Unlocking new
levels and exclusive Keys.
Inspiring supporters to help organizations they never
would have helped before.
HELP US MAKE KEY!