SkyTruth’s FrackFinder project combines remote sensing, cloud computing, and an engaged public to map drilling and hydraulic fracturing using crowd-sourced image analysis of satellite and aerial imagery.
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Six months after Cecil the Lion was shot, WildTech spoke with the scientist who led the team studying the lion before his death to learn more about Cecil, the technology used to study him, and how Cecil’s pride has fared.
WildTech asks Dr. Henrik Rasmussen of Savannah Tracking about shifting careers from biologist to engineer.
An app and portal aimed at improving bat surveys and broadening participation in bat population monitoring
Some highlights of wildtech.mongabay.com's first six months and a hint of what's to come in early 2016.
Reproductive technology (and understanding of experimental psychology) needed to save a critically endangered rhino
A commentary by rhino expert John Payne urges the use of all available technologies to raise birth rates of Sumatran rhinos.
Traversing the Okavango Delta with NatGeo explorers to bring the beauty and wonder of the African wetland wilderness to the public through open-source and real-time data.
Painted dog expert Greg Rasmussen discusses the technological and financial challenges facing carnivore researchers and conservationists today.
Private-sector plans to biofabricate rhino horns to be carved into luxury items or resold into medicinal markets has raised controversy among conservationists who believe it will fuel the demand for the real thing.
Researchers are using diver-towed GPS buoys and underwater cameras to estimate the populations of rare fish in Tanzanian estuaries.
An innovative use of an open-source animal monitoring platform to examine impacts of hunting dogs on wildlife
Hackathons harness energy and brainpower to develop new tech ideas -- can tech and wildlife enthusiasts team up to engage a massive, untapped audience for wildlife conservation?
An interview with Dr. Margaret Driciru, senior warden and wildlife veterinarian at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda about Magpi, a real-time wildlife health response cell phone app.
‘Faster than expected’ is how Arctic residents describe the pace of climatic change at the top of the world. From big melts to ice-free summers – wildlife and humans alike…
Participants at a perimeter defense and conservation drones tech gathering share their thoughts on conservation-technology trends and opportunities
Forensic scientists and the Metropolitan Police Department of London have developed fingerprint powder to use on confiscated ivory.
A defense expert offers some Infrequently Asked Questions to ask a UAS manufacturer about systems to combat wildlife poaching.
Integrating a suite of technologies can help protect wild elephants and monitoring grazing by domestic livestock, and improve human-wildlife relations.
Lead Scientist at American Prairie Reserve, Kyran Kunkel, discusses present and future technologies for wildlife management and restoration.
When a buildup of hot gases and magma burst through the rock and ice covering Mount St. Helens in 1980, the ensuing eruption leveled huge swaths of the surrounding pristine…
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Indonesias forest guardians
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- Forest communities pay the price for conservation in Madagascar
- Conservation Effectiveness series sparks action, dialogue
- Response to critique on Conservation Effectiveness series (commentary)
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- Ruralists in Brazilian congress put nation’s protected areas at risk
- 1984: the meeting that changed everything for Sumatran rhinos
- In protecting the Javan rhino, locals gain a ‘more meaningful life’
- Rhino poop gives villagers in India a conservation incentive
- Indonesia, a top plastic polluter, mobilizes 20,000 citizens to clean up the mess
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