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…
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.
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…
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/
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:
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tiger swims into China and dines out at Chinese chicken farm. Where is she now? http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/10/16/putins-tiger-caught-in-the-act/
We’re looking for expert trackers to help us protect mountain lion, using non-invasive FIT to document their footprints and hence their distribution. With our colleague Jonah Evans, from Texas Parks and Wildlife, we’re developing the FIT algorithm to identify and protect areas that mountain lion need to survive.
Poop or Prints? We report in the Duke University Nicholas School blog reports on new technology that will help to monitor Giant Panda, and thus could protect all the other species in their incredibly biodiverse habitat: http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/guest/tracking-the-giant-panda/ Panda feces – basically a clump of semi-digested bamboo!
FIT brings bushman skills and JMP software together – it’s now easy to spot cheetahs! Read about our upcoming collaboration with the Naankuse Conservation Foundation Screenshot of the new FIT add-in in JMP data visualisation software.
Have you ever wondered how to collect footprints from Giant Panda but were a little afraid to ask? Our video, filmed on location during our recent visit to China, and with original music designed especially for the pandas, shows exactly how we do it.