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Conservation in Virtual Reality

“VR and nature conservation​ truly go hand in hand.” — Wareable

From Indonesia’s coral reefs to the Amazon rainforest, Conservation International uses virtual reality to immerse viewers in vital conservation efforts around the world, and to meet the local heroes who make it possible.​

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Under the Canopy

Swing beneath treetops and plunge into rivers as you explore the Amazon rainforest with Kamanja, a local indigenous leader working to save this vast, vital place — his home.

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Valen’s Reef

Immerse yourself into this stunning underwater paradise to see the conservation of the Bird’s Head Seascape through the eyes of local fisherman and marine scientist Ronald Mambrasar and his young son, Valen.

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How to view VR

There are several opti​ons for viewing virtual reality including an immersive VR headset or in 360 on your mobile phone, desktop or laptop.

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      Smartphone

      Download the YouTube app and search for the film. While the film is playing, be sure to move your device in all directions to get the full 360 experience. Use headphones for a better surround sound experience.

      Desktop/Laptop

      To view a 360 version of the VR film on your desktop or laptop, simply click the film’s play button using one of the newest versions of a compatible browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Microsoft Edge.

      VR Headset

      For the best experience, immerse yourself in a film using a VR headset. To view, simply download the recommended viewer app on your smartphone, insert your phone into the viewer and follow the instructions to play the film. Don’t have a headset? Ask around at work or school, or visit your local library.

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