Polar bear populations are threatened by the loss of Arctic sea ice they use for hunting, and filmmakers and researchers are using remote cameras to better understand how the bears…
Work together. Be creative. Prioritize. Keep an open mind. The key recommendations from two reviews on strategies for deploying “information age” technologies for nature conservation.
Researchers have fitted tiny geolocator tag backpacks on prothonotary warblers to learn their migration routes and create effective warbler conservation plans.
Wildlife conservationist Ofir Drori explains the EAGLE Network’s efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trade through improved application of environmental laws, and he challenges the conservation community to become activists in the fight against corruption.
From 300 applicants, the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge has chosen 44 finalists with design solutions to beat wildlife crime. Finalists will compete for prizes and other support.
A security expert explains drones for different conservation missions.
To deter wild predators from attacking crops and livestock, conservation groups are testing Foxlights, a light intended to emulate a person patrolling the crops or corral.
Researchers from several U.S. zoos and universities have joined forces through The Prusten Project to creatively deploy automated recording units (ARUs) and software to identify individual tigers through their ‘acoustic fingerprints’.
goTenna, a mobile device that provides local cellular connectivity for smartphones, in areas without service.
PhD student Lydia Tiller researches elephants’ use of increasingly crowded space to help reduce conflict between them and the rapidly expanding farming communities of Kenya’s Trans-Mara District.
A system that allows your camera to create a composite image to study a system from various scales.
Researchers used this free online platform to better understand effects of climate and other environmental data on animal movements and predator-prey interactions.
Remote photography, taken using robots or remote cameras, may help researchers studying animals in dens, cavities, and difficult-to-access terrain.
Despite the attention paid to the potential for drones to reduce wildlife crime, there are few data on their actual success in anti-poaching activities. Security expert Dr. Nir Tenenbaum gives a brief history and assessment of using drones for anti-poaching.
Internet use is critical for modern business, learning, and communication yet varies widely across the globe, whereas mobile phone use is common nearly everywhere.
As an alternative to costly, heavy GPS tracking technology for monitoring presence of small animals, Dr. Eli Bridge at the University of Oklahoma has developed a customizable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader that you can build yourself on the cheap.
A barrier to effective enforcement is the inability to quickly and accurately identify timber species prohibited from logging. The portable XyloTron will bring wood identification capability to the field. Its use by customs agents, police, and other officials should help slow the movement of illegal timber across boundaries.