Volunteers from SAS and NCSU

WildTrack with SAS volunteers and NC State electrical engineering group at Carolina Tiger Rescue on a hot day in June. We got lots of footprint images with the Kinect camera, and for the first time sampled the footprints for trace DNA. The tigers were hot and lethargic, and walked very slowly…

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Monitoring a population of white rhino

Some years ago we worked at Otjiwa in Namibia, using footprints to monitor a population of white rhino. We published a paper on this population in 2008. Subsequently we thought it would be interesting to look at shape analysis as another way of demonstrating real differences in the feet of…

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Working with Alexandra Sutton

We’re working with Duke PhD student Alexandra Sutton, who reports here on her research – trying to ameliorate human-wildlife conflict in Kenya.   Alexandra is hoping to use footprints to identify rogue carnivores who routinely visit bomas (fences enclosing livestock) for an easy meal, and she’s working with local people to…

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