Anthropologists need a better way to study the movements of the last few remaining uncontacted, indigenous human societies – a way that doesn’t involve directly observing, and therefore altering, their ways of life. Our project would test a new method of remote observation using satellite tracking technology and, perhaps, help conserve the landscapes on which these endangered groups depend.
You can help us get our pilot project off the ground by contributing to our purchase of the small number of satellite devices we need to test this method with the Ache. Each NorthStar TrackPack costs approximately $300. We would like to purchase at least 10 of these devices, and as many as 20, to use with the Ache. Your donation will make testing this approach possible. If our campaign is highly successful and we raise the money for 20 devices, we would additionally purchase satellite imagery to help us better understand the landscapes through which these uncontacted groups are moving.