Creating a revolutionary network to change how the world relates to nature
A compact, weatherproof device with a mic and radio tracker that wirelessly connects to your home Placed in your yard, it listens, identifies, and connects to the nature around you while contributing to a massive conservation network
WHAT DOES TERRA DO?
ID By Sound
Record and identify what birds and animals are in your yard or pass overhead
Detect motion, flooding, soil moisture and weather in your yard
Listen to the sounds in your own yard or one of our worldwide curated sites
Join a world-wide community science project that will revolutionize our understanding of animals and migration
Track any of the thousands of existing radio-tagged birds that pass within 20km
Listen, connect to sensors, track birds and animals nearby and connect to the global database
Digital culture connects us in so many ways, but it also distracts us from the natural world. That's important because we know that the more you listen to nature, the more you connect to the earth and to each other. Terra will take this problem on by bring the natural world back inside and into our lives on a daily basis. We will use those same digital technologies that distance us to connect each individual to the wild things outside their door. In turn, we will join together to create a Natural Network that will open up new possibilities for conservation and research. That Network, based on collaboration and smart technology, will empower us to connect to and preserve our environment.
The Terra Team is assembled and ready to start
Scott is a bird expert and author. His work includes co-authoring The Warbler Guide, the Warbler Guide App, and Birdgenie. He is a professional photographer with extensive experience in app creation and bird identification.
Mike Lanzone / CTT
Mike is the founder and CEO of CTT, a leading manufacturer and innovator in the field of wildlife trackers. His company produces the hardware for tracking projects all over the globe. Mike is a life-long birder and naturalist with a strong vision for the role of technology in conservation.
John Garabino / FIVE Agency
John is project manager at FIVE Agency, an award-winning development and design firm based in New York City. FIVE has worked with a wide variety of clients in creating real-world solutions for real-life problems. Their apps are elegant, effective and intuitive for the user.
Robert Kirk / PUP
Robert is a long-time editor at Princeton University Press which is, among other things, the foremost publisher of wildlife guides. Robert has piloted dozens of successful projects, one of which is The Warbler Guide.
JOIN THE TERRA NETWORK
The Terra Project's Kickstarter campaign begins January 12. Sign up here to be notified when we start! We'll also let you know when Terra is available for purchase.
The Terra Research Fund is part of a non-profit organization. Your donations will help us achieve our goal of creating a worldwide conservation network. Substantial donors will be listed both here and on our kickstarter page, as well as in appropriate promotional materials. Feel free to contact us for more information.