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.
Articles by Caleb O'Brien
Researchers are using diver-towed GPS buoys and underwater cameras to estimate the populations of rare fish in Tanzanian estuaries.
Integrating a suite of technologies can help protect wild elephants and monitoring grazing by domestic livestock, and improve human-wildlife relations.
In a Q&A with WildTech, Meaghan Parker-Forney of the World Resources Institute discusses the illegal timber trade, tree DNA and the barcode of life.
When Ross McEwing, technical director of the TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network, learned about a new technique for testing rhino horn DNA, he knew the tool could help bring wildlife traffickers in Vietnam to justice.
A group of scientists from the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and World Animal Protection is on the prowl for new tools to help protect wild tigers.…
Using sophisticated software to analyze images from drone-mounted cameras could provide cheap, timely and detailed information on tree growth, seasonal forest dynamics and other key metrics.
By combining wildlife tracking data with information from satellites, Mark Hebblewhite pushes the boundaries of wildlife biology to uncover new information about the complex interplay among wolves, large ungulates such as elk and caribou and the ever-expanding human footprint.
What costs pennies, fits in your pocket, and can illuminate a world invisible to the naked eye?
New advances in biological sensor tags are now allowing scientists to precisely measure animals’ energetics, their interactions with humans and their responses to rapidly changing environments.
Members of an indigenous group in the Brazilian Amazon are battling illegal logging on their territory. Now the Ka’apor people are adding new tools to their arsenal of arrows, clubs and antiquated firearms: camera traps, computers and GPS tracking devices.
- ‘A disgrace’: Luxury housing plans threaten Cambodia’s Bokor National Park
- Smallholder agriculture cuts into key Sumatran tiger habitat
- Indigenous Cacataibo of Peru threatened by land grabbing and drug trade
- Colombian and Ecuadorian Indigenous communities live in fear as drug traffickers invade
- When seas turn rough, gleaning keeps the fish on the table for some communities
- As Bahamas offshore project falls flat, oil driller island-hops across Caribbean
- For marine life, human noise pollution brings ‘death by a thousand cuts’
- This Mediterranean seagrass filters plastic waste — but it’s also under threat
- We’re killing those tropical trees we’re counting on to absorb carbon dioxide
- As Amazon forest-to-savanna tipping point looms, solutions remain elusive
- Big dream: NGO leads in creating 1,615-mile Amazon-Cerrado river greenbelt
- European public roundly rejects Brazil trade deal unless Amazon protected
Land rights and extractives
- Indigenous community wins recognition of its land rights in Panama
- Timber organization’s backing ‘one step’ toward ‘peace park’ in Borneo
- Indigenous groups blast Amazon state’s plan to legalize wildcat mining
- Papua tribe moves to block clearing of its ancestral forest for palm oil
- Brazilian woman threatened by Amazon loggers wins global human rights award
- Indonesian fishers opposed to dredging project hit by ‘criminalization’ bid
- Life as an Amazon activist: ‘I don’t want to be the next Dorothy Stang’
- In Philippines’ Palawan, top cop linked to assault on environmental officer
Indonesias forest guardians
- Why I stand for my tribe’s forest: It gives us food, culture, and life (commentary)
- Reforesting a village in Indonesia, one batch of gourmet beans at a time
- Restoring Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem, one small farm at a time
- Indigenous Iban community defends rainforests, but awaits lands rights recognition
- A Malagasy community wins global recognition for saving its lake
- Scientists in Costa Rica are growing new corals to save reefs
- Technology innovations look to change the cacao landscape in Colombia
- In mangrove restoration, custom solutions beat one-size-fits-all approach