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Internet of Elephants (social enterprise)

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Internet of Elephants is a social venture based in Kenya and the United States. Composed of educators, strategy experts, game designers, conservationists, and technology professionals, the group creates games employing real-wildlife data. It aims to engage global internet audience and gamers with wildlife using a blend of social media, GPS hardware, data, and games. The major objective is to produce a robust connection between people and animals; a connection that could sway consumer behavior affecting how people view wildlife and prod them to contribute to conservation initiatives.[1]

The game[edit]

During play, the app allows users to know more about various species of wildlife all over the world. It  allows them to choose which animal/s they want and what type of real-world environments they want to position these creatures. The users then follow the animal/s around. Users also get to know more about the animal/s they have chosen through a reference guide entrenched in the app. In playing the game, users “interact” with the selected animal/s and walk around the physical world based on the traveling paths of the chosen creature/s.[2]


Gautam Shah founded the Internet of Elephants and merged technological advances with current trends in online entertainment. Preceding the establishment of IoE, Gautam spent 20 years accomplishing IT projects for Accenture across India, Argentina, Kenya, and the US. He lives with his wife in Nairobi, Kenya and spends his free time with elephants and gibbons, playing tennis, ice hockey, and piano.[3]


  1. "Manifesto". Internet of elephants. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  2. Ingrid Lunden, "Internet of Elephant uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game," 20 Nov 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2018 from
  3. "Gautam Shah - THNK". THNK. Retrieved 2018-10-15.

Further readings[edit]

Animated animals: can games engage an audience with a conservation message?

Going into Business for Wildlife Conservation

Interview with Gautam Shah: Risking the Absurd to Achieve the Impossible

Clusters, correlations, and anomalies for wildlife conservation

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