Wildlife conservation, powered by Drupal


Octophin Digital is an agency specialising in building digital technology for the wildlife conservation sector; run by people with a background in and passion for conservation.

We've worked with most of the major wildlife conservation organisations including ZSL (& London Zoo), WWF, Fauna & Flora International, The Wildlife Conservation Society, Birdlife International and IUCN.

We would love to talk about how we've used Drupal to build everything from interfaces for satellite powered anti-poaching camera traps, scientific databases collecting a hundred years of endangered species red lists, rich interactive maps and data portals about sustainable fishing, high profile donations platforms, a multilingual bird migration website and sightings map (with 25 independent language communities) and most of all the project we've been working on for the last two years; the second iteration of WILDLABS: a home for the global conservation technology community.

The new WILDLABS platform (launching in May) contains a directory of thousands of conservationists (all users of the existing site), a community blogging platform, message boards, an international events system, a collaborative wiki of conservation technology, a grant application and review system, a jobs portal and dozens more features.

After a decade of building and looking at Drupal websites, this is the most advanced Drupal project we've ever worked on or seen. And it wouldn't have been possible without Drupal and its community of contributors.

We'd love to talk about the challenges of this project in particular, how Drupal has made it possible and why we are turning back to Drupal to power large, data and member heavy projects after many years of using other frameworks.

We'd also love to take the opportunity to showcase projects from the conservation technology sector as a whole and show there are amazing, ethical opportunities for technologists out there.


Filip (Director at Octophin) was a regular attendee at DrupalCon between 2011 and 2014 before being pulled away from Drupal only to be won back in 2019. Prague is his place of birth and joint hometown so this opportunity would mean even more than usual.

When & Where

Thursday, 19 October, 2023 - 15:00 to 15:45
Room D4 Pantheon