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Gautam Shah

Gautam Shah

How video games can connect people with wildlife – and help protect it

Feb 3, 2023


Alison Sargent

After 20 years working for a big IT firm and spending his vacations connecting with the natural world, Gautum Shah decided to quit his job and use his skills to do something he truly cared about: preserving wildlife. His production company Internet of Elephants makes games using real conservation data. The idea is to boost preservation efforts by helping people feel closer to wild animals. After projects based on research into apes, leopards and other creatures, an upcoming game, "FathomVerse", will allow players to look through and label real images from ocean rovers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Shah joined us for Perspective.

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