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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- Threatened species caught in crossfire of ongoing land conflict in Myanmar
- Under cover of COVID-19, loggers plunder Cambodian wildlife sanctuary
- Brazilian Amazon protected areas ‘in flames’ as land-grabbers invade
- ‘Tamper with nature, and everyone suffers’: Q&A with ecologist Enric Sala
- New paper highlights spread of organized crime from global fisheries
- Study: Chinese ‘dark fleets’ illegally defying sanctions by fishing in North Korean waters
- Game changer? Antarctic ice melt related to tropical weather shifts: Study
- Atlantic trends can predict Amazon drought 18 months away, study finds
- ‘Digital land grab’ deprives traditional LatAm peoples of ancestral lands: Report
- Fire burns Pantanal’s upland heart and threatens nature’s fragile balance
- Forest degradation outpaces deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Study
Land rights and extractives
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- Mining covers more than 20% of Indigenous territory in the Amazon
- More than 470 oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon since 2000: Report
- Podcast: Can the planet support a clean energy transition?
- 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
- Deaths, arrests and protests as Philippines re-emerges from lockdown
Indonesias forest guardians
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- 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
- World’s protected areas lack connections, recent study finds
- Failure in conservation projects: Everyone experiences it, few record it
- On a wing and a prayer? Evidence for ways to conserve bats (commentary)
- Audio: The sounds of a rare New Zealand bird reintroduced to its native habitat
Southeast asian infrastructure
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- Deforestation threatens to wipe out a primate melting pot in Indonesia
- Sumatran bridge project in elephant habitat may exacerbate degradation
- Paper giant APP’s Sumatran road project cuts through elephant habitat