The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) Initiative strives to develop tiny tracking tags to follow animal movements globally to answer key conservation and human health questions.
Articles by Katie Taylor
Key features, benefits, and limitations of a free, open-source data software program with a community-based chili-fence project case study.
Six months after Cecil’s death shook the world, the scientist who had been studying the lion assesses the early days of his research, lion conservation, and the meaning of Cecil’s viral story
How are several satellite tag technologies used in tandem to track movements of an iconic and wide-ranging marine species?
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.
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.
Forensic scientists and the Metropolitan Police Department of London have developed fingerprint powder to use on confiscated ivory.
Lead Scientist at American Prairie Reserve, Kyran Kunkel, discusses present and future technologies for wildlife management and restoration.
Solar-powered desalination plants are used in the Middle East to rehabilitate the arid habitat of the vulnerable Arabian oryx. Do the benefits of restoring habitat outweigh the drawbacks of desalination plants?
Raising awareness among college students about tiger conservation issues can help influence conservation policies.
Researchers have fitted tiny geolocator tag backpacks on prothonotary warblers to learn their migration routes and create effective warbler conservation plans.
A collaborative effort in the American West is using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, or drones) to map and evaluate prairie dog habitat for black-footed ferret restoration.
From 300 applicants, the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge has chosen 44 finalists with design solutions to beat wildlife crime. Finalists will compete for prizes and other support.
Researchers from several U.S. zoos and universities have joined forces through The Prusten Project to creatively deploy automated recording units (ARUs) and software to identify individual tigers through their ‘acoustic fingerprints’.
Linking environmental and animal movement data sets: how the Movebank Env-DATA System helps to explain snowy owl foraging behavior
Researchers used this free online platform to better understand effects of climate and other environmental data on animal movements and predator-prey interactions.
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Indonesias forest guardians
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- Indonesian fish farmers get early-warning system for lake pollution