One footprint at a time, WildTrack is…
One footprint at a time, WildTrack is…
Researching more effective methods of monitoring endangered species
Researching more effective methods of monitoring endangered species
Translating footprints into wildlife monitoring data
Translating footprints into wildlife monitoring data
Using cutting-edge data analytics and visualization in JMP software
Using cutting-edge data analytics and visualization in JMP software
Reviving the time-honoured art and science of tracking
Reviving the time-honoured art and science of tracking
Encouraging global participation in networked science
Encouraging global participation in networked science
Engaging with local communities for local conservation
Engaging with local communities for local conservation
Striving for non-invasive and cost-effective conservation
Striving for non-invasive and cost-effective conservation
Conserving endangered species with award-winning technology in JMP
Conserving endangered species with award-winning technology in JMP
Working with our partners around the world…
Working with our partners around the world…

Inspiring better science through non-invasive approaches
Inspiring better science through non-invasive approaches

Our Mission

WildTrack is a 501(c)3 based at the JMP Division of SAS Software, USA.  Our mission is to develop and implement non-invasive, community-friendly approaches to provide more effective monitoring of endangered species, to  protect them and to reduce human:wildlife conflict.

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WildTrack has developed a footprint identification technique (FIT) that enables wildlife conservationists to identify endangered species from their unique footprints.

This short documentary video by Ray and Susan Ellis of Footpath Pictures (https://footpathpictures.com/filmmakers/) shows WildTrack’s Drs Sky Alibhai and Zoe Jewell  tracking cheetah with the San people on the Central Namibian Plateau.

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And now for something completely different!

May 8th, 2019

WildTrack has recorded prints in almost every kind of substrate you can imagine – sand, snow, mud, gravel, charcoal etc) but yesterday we received something completely new!  Every year in North Carolina, the pine trees shed a huge load of pollen. For a few days each Spring all outdoor surfaces (and sometimes indoors too) are covered with a fine layer of yellow pollen dust.  A friend recently captured this wonderful image of racoon prints in the pollen dust on a sidewalk .  Racoon front feet (in the right of the image) have a characteristic ‘human hand’ shape.

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WildTrack in Numbers 2018

WildTrack works to deliver non-invasive monitoring for endangered species.  Our footprint identification technique (FIT) is customized for each species in our many different species project partners around the world

Field projects send us footprints, and together with our students in universities around the world we develop species algorithms and help field projects apply the technique.  

Thanks to generous support from JMP (in which FIT sits) we are also able to help field scientists use JMP  data visualization software without additional cost.

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Countries hosting active field projects
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Active field projects to protect endangered species
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Scientists supported to use FIT through Friends of JMP
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Partner universities
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Species algorithms developed
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Students (undergrad and postgrad)