Where Traditional Ecology meets Technology

Our blog in the British publication ‘The Ecologist’ highlights how much we still have to learn from traditional ecological knowledge. http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/Blogs/2987725/footprint_indentification_technology_where_traditional_ecology_meets_technology.html

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New video publication!

We’ve always wanted to produce a detailed video showing would-be users, our field conservation colleagues, exactly how FIT works, step-by-step…. Now it’s here, thanks to JMP data visualization, and appropriately published in the world’s first peer-reviewed video journal, the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Spotting Cheetahs: Identifying Individuals by their…

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Earth Day April 22nd!

It’s our job as conservationists to celebrate the Earth and all her inhabitants, but today is special. Our Earth Day blog is published  by JMP software with a new WildTrack video. http://blogs.sas.com/…/…/spotting-the-cheetah-for-earth-day http://blogs.sas.com/content/jmp/2016/04/22/spotting-the-cheetah-for-earth-day/

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WildTrack features for Business Roundtable (BRT) 2016

Business for Wildlife! We’re thrilled to have been chosen by SAS to feature in the new 2016 roundtable report ‘Create, Grow, Sustain’! SAS is a member of the Business Roundtable (http://businessroundtable.org/about) consisting of leading US companies with $7 trillion in annual revenues.  https://businessroundtable.org/resources/sustainability/2016/companies/sas-sustainability-2016      

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Box turtle neighbourhood watch

The Piedmont Wildlife Center (PWC) in Durham is encouraging citizen scientists to sign up and help monitor Box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)) in North Carolina, where sadly they have no protection. WildTrack is working to develop a system to identify individuals from their shell patterns and keep track of their…

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Otterly great work!

How hard can it really be to count otters?  Frederick Kistner, from the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany tells his story…. “I started working with European fish otters when I was doing an Internship at the CERES Field Study Centre in Aljezur Portugal in 2014…. I came up with the…

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Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity

How can we most effectively deploy technology for anti-poaching and human:wildlife conflict mitigation?  It’s a matter of understanding local needs and capacities, integrating expert local knowledge, and being truly multi-disciplinary.  Just online in TREE – we offer a broad overview of the state-of-the-art in conservation technologies. http://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/abstract/S0169-5347%2815%2900212-8  

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Bongo FIT!

The eastern or mountain bongo. IMHO the most gorgeous antelope in the world, critically endangered and found wild only in one remote region of Kenya. WildTrack is working hard to help expand their range using FIT as a monitoring tool. Our UNC PhD student Margit Bertalan was in Kenya this…

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