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.
Watch Conservation International's newest VR film and marvel at the beauty of Africa, its wildlife and the people who care for them.
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.© Dr Morley Read
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.© Conservation International/photo by John Martin
Drop in the Ocean
This social VR experience will immerse you in the astounding beauty of the ocean and inspire you to protect it.© Vision3
How to View VR
There are several options for viewing virtual reality including an immersive VR headset or in 360 on your mobile phone, desktop or laptop.© CI/photo by Elise Harrigan
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.
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.
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.