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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Helping WildTrack through Amazon Smile :-)

If you’re a tiger tracker at heart but somehow can’t fit that into your 9-5, there’s still a way to be part of all that.  Select WildTrack Inc on smile.amazon.com.  Amazon will then donate a little to WildTrack each time you shop with them!  Probably easier than tiger tracking….and each…

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WildTrack FIT workshop, Namibia

Transferring technology to users on the ground is vital for conservation success.  We’re just back from running our second international FIT workshop for cheetah, at the N/a ‘an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia.  A huge success with eighteen participants from six countries. Special thanks to Chester Zoo, N/a ‘an…

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Now it’s easy to help us!

Our WildTrack home page (wildtrack.org) now features a PayPal ‘Donate’ button. It’s easy to make a donation, and every cent really does count, so please consider helping our pioneering work to protect endangered species.  

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WildTrack awarded Guidestar Gold Status!

The GuideStar Exchange (guidestar.org) revolutionizes philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. WildTrack has just been awarded GuideStar Gold status, indicating the highest level of transparency.  Please consider supporting our work by going to smile.amazon.com and nominating WildTrack as your…

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Our Associates

Check out our new web page! With JMP data visualisation software at our core, together we form a transformative multi-disciplinary group, working towards a common goal of providing sustainable techniques to monitor endangered wildlife. https://wildtrack.org/about-us/institutional-associates/

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Computer vision and tiger footprints…

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7013288&isnumber=7013258 Lokare, Namita; Ge, Qian; Snyder, Wesley; Jewell, Zoe; Allibhai, Sky; Lobaton, Edgar, “Manifold learning approach to curve identification with applications to footprint segmentation,” Computational Intelligence for Multimedia, Signal and Vision Processing (CIMSIVP), 2014 IEEE Symposium on , vol., no., pp.1,8, 9-12 Dec. 2014 doi: 10.1109/CIMSIVP.2014.7013288. URL:

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