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A lion footprint with a toe missing?
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A lion footprint with a toe missing?

Image with kind permission from Solly Levi

14 Jun 2024 WildTrack
Paws and Effect!
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Paws and Effect!

We were recently interviewed by Yves Vanderhaagen from Jive Media in South Africa about the development of our new technology for an environmental integrity metric....

06 Jun 2024 WildTrack
Tiny lives in the grass and rocks: A workshop at Telperion Nature Reserve, South Africa
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Tiny lives in the grass and rocks: A workshop at Telperion Nature Reserve, South Africa

What happens when you bring a group together that’s diverse in their interests, skillsets, ethnicity, culture, experience, and much more? Innovation! At our recent workshop...

25 May 2024 WildTrack
Living life on the edge: Brown hyenas on Namibia's harsh coastline
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Living life on the edge: Brown hyenas on Namibia's harsh coastline

Welcome to a Guest Blog with Marie Lemerle, a PhD student in South Africa, researching Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea) on Namibia’s wild west coast. This...

11 Mar 2024 WildTrack
Rodents weigh more than elephants?!
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Rodents weigh more than elephants?!

It’s true, a recent article published by PNAS reported that Rodent biomass exceeds that of elephants! Rodents are not only numerous by species, but they...

06 Mar 2024 WildTrack
WildTrack showcased by the Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute
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WildTrack showcased by the Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute

Developing renewable energy capacity is a current focal point towards sustaining life on earth - not just human life but the lives of the other...

01 Feb 2024 WildTrack
Creating a Cooler World: Podcast on our work!
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Creating a Cooler World: Podcast on our work!

I was honoured to be one of the first guests for a new Podcast series hosted by Scott Miller, called ‘Creating a Cooler World’. I...

13 Dec 2023 WildTrack
Developing a new biodiversity monitoring tool!
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Developing a new biodiversity monitoring tool!

Out here in the northwest of South Africa the quiet is magnificent, and the sunset paints the whole sky in an incredible palette of colours...

24 Oct 2023 WildTrack
WildTrack Joins 1% for the Planet
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WildTrack Joins 1% for the Planet

By Hana Ryan Wilson, WildTrack.

26 Aug 2023 WildTrack
Whose tiny feet are these?
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Whose tiny feet are these?

If you want to know who is running around in the woods under your feet, try Track Plates!

28 Jun 2023 WildTrack
Isn't Sustainable Energy great for Wildlife too?
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Isn't Sustainable Energy great for Wildlife too?

As the world transitions from greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, we can all look forward to the obvious benefits of a curb...

20 Jun 2023 WildTrack
WildTrackAI app new version 1.1.0
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WildTrackAI app new version 1.1.0

Thank you for using our mobile app! We’re excited to bring you our first update packed with useful features and important fixes. Here’s what’s new...

29 May 2023 WildTrack
WildTrack Annual Report 2022-3 now out
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WildTrack Annual Report 2022-3 now out

Our Annual Report 2022-3 is now available on our website

09 May 2023 WildTrack
Talking with Jeremy Skoler, engineering student working with WildTrack
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Talking with Jeremy Skoler, engineering student working with WildTrack

1. You’re an undergraduate engineering student at Olin College of Engineering in Boston, visiting the Botswana International University for Science and Technology! What’s the connection point?!...

07 May 2023 WildTrack
Talking with Stuart Pimm, founding father of biodiversity conservation
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Talking with Stuart Pimm, founding father of biodiversity conservation

1. As the founding father of biodiversity conservation and winner of every major international conservation award, you have made an astonishing contribution to the field....

02 May 2023 WildTrack
Connecting with the Earth, an interview with Shane Hawkins
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Connecting with the Earth, an interview with Shane Hawkins

How can I connect with the Earth on 22nd April?!

17 Apr 2023 WildTrack
Interview with Nida Al-Fulaij on the importance of monitoring small mammals
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Interview with Nida Al-Fulaij on the importance of monitoring small mammals

As part of our feature on small mammal monitoring, we interviewed colleague and WildTrack Specialist Group member Nida Al-Fulaij, Conservation Research Manager at the People’s...

13 Feb 2023 WildTrack
Endangered small mammals!
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Endangered small mammals!

Did you know that two groups of small mammals - the Rodentia (mice, beavers, squirrels) and Eulipotyphla (shrews, moles, hedgehogs) together contain nearly half of...

10 Feb 2023 WildTrack
New WildTrack Small Mammal Group shares challenges and opportunities
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New WildTrack Small Mammal Group shares challenges and opportunities

What exactly is a small mammal? The International Biological Programme has defined small mammals as species weighing up to 5 kg. The International Union for...

31 Jan 2023 WildTrack
Tracking in the snow! Expert trackers Jon Poppele and Kim Cabrera share tips on how to get started!
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Tracking in the snow! Expert trackers Jon Poppele and Kim Cabrera share tips on how to get started!

If there’s snow outside, and you’re wondering what to do, try some snow tracking! We’re excited to feature two expert trackers and colleagues: Jon Poppele...

14 Jan 2023 WildTrack
WildTrack drone paper in the top 5 most viewed on PeerJ for 2022
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WildTrack drone paper in the top 5 most viewed on PeerJ for 2022

A few weeks ago we published an article in Peer J - ‘Protecting endangered megafauna through AI analysis of drone images in a low-connectivity setting:...

12 Jan 2023 WildTrack
WildTrack awarded Otter Oscar for research paper!
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WildTrack awarded Otter Oscar for research paper!

In our last blog post, we showcased our most recent publication on otter monitoring.

10 Dec 2022 WildTrack
JMP software solves otterly confusing challenge!
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JMP software solves otterly confusing challenge!

Southeast Asia is home to several different species of endangered otter, but they are elusive - hard to find and harder to count. BUT… their...

15 Nov 2022 WildTrack
WildTrack records an NVIDIA podcast
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WildTrack records an NVIDIA podcast

How can we count rhinos quickly over large areas to protect them? I recently recorded a podcast for NVIDIA with colleague Alice Hua, a software...

10 Nov 2022 WildTrack
Pogiso 'Africa' Ithuteng talks about tracking for conservation
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Pogiso 'Africa' Ithuteng talks about tracking for conservation

Back before we founded WildTrack, we lived in Zimbabwe for 10 years tracking black rhino, and worked closely every day with expert indigenous trackers. Slowly...

01 Oct 2022 WildTrack
Art meets Science for Conservation!
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Art meets Science for Conservation!

WildTrack Specialist Group members Amy Fitzmaurice and Asaf Ben-David are presenting a unique art exhibition for our workshop in Portugal, October 30th - November 6th...

13 Sep 2022 WildTrack
Resurrecting the Thylacine?
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Resurrecting the Thylacine?

This week, in his excellent blog series, ConservationBytes, Australian Ecologist Corey Bradshaw discusses new attempts to resurrect the extinct Tasmanian tiger, or Thylacine, which was...

17 Aug 2022 WildTrack
Drones can help protect rhinos in real-time with text messages!
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Drones can help protect rhinos in real-time with text messages!

Our latest publication in the journal PeerJ describes how we’ve developed a model to protect rhino using drones. The drones fly overhead and collect video...

17 Aug 2022 WildTrack
WildTrack presentation for the IUCN: High-Level Political Forum 2022 Official Side Event
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WildTrack presentation for the IUCN: High-Level Political Forum 2022 Official Side Event

We were honoured to present WildTrack’s work to a wide-ranging audience from wildlife conservationists to government officials from around the world at this IUCN event...

08 Jul 2022 WildTrack
Realigning Our Priorities Post-Pandemic
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Realigning Our Priorities Post-Pandemic

As we emerge, slowly and unsteadily, from the thunderbolt of the first Pandemic, with more almost certain to come, it seems a good time to...

09 Apr 2022 WildTrack
UC Berkeley and WildTrack, helping saving Hermes the rhino!
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UC Berkeley and WildTrack, helping saving Hermes the rhino!

Conservationists now have a new prototype AI tool to help prevent rhinoceros poaching.

16 Sep 2021 WildTrack
WildTrack Annual Report 2020
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WildTrack Annual Report 2020

We report on the challenges we faced during an extraordinary year, and share our successes.

25 Aug 2021 WildTrack
Kate Gilman-Williams: An 11 yr old animal conservation star putting passion into action!
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Kate Gilman-Williams: An 11 yr old animal conservation star putting passion into action!

Kate Gilman-Williams is driven by a passion to protect animals. What marks her apart from most other 11 yr olds is her determination to communicate...

12 Jul 2021 WildTrack
Celebrating United Nations Biodiversity Day 2021!
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Celebrating United Nations Biodiversity Day 2021!

The United Nations Day for Biological Diversity 2021 is an opportunity to celebrate the work being done around the world to protect our fast-disappearing biodiversity....

20 May 2021 WildTrack
Celebrating United Nations Biodiversity Day 2021!
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Celebrating United Nations Biodiversity Day 2021!

The new WildTrack Specialist Group is an innovative global network of conservation biologists using only animal-friendly and community-accessible techniques to protect endangered species. This short...

20 Apr 2021 WildTrack
WildTrack Women in Science 2021!
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WildTrack Women in Science 2021!

The theme of the 2021 Women in Science Day is ‘Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. Our majority-women WildTrack Core Group...

11 Feb 2021 WildTrack
Bat Track: Why bats need our help!
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Bat Track: Why bats need our help!

All over the world, bats – yes those same bats that pollinate our food, disperse seeds, eat bugs that annoy us – are in deep...

29 Jan 2021 WildTrack
Guest Blog: WildCats in Iran – New tourism initiative to help conservation
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Guest Blog: WildCats in Iran – New tourism initiative to help conservation

Guest Blog: WildCats in Iran – New tourism initiative to help conservation January 4, 2021 Nature tourism and wildlife conservation often work hand in hand...

04 Jan 2021 WildTrack
WildTrack wins 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE award!
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WildTrack wins 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE award!

We’re truly honoured to be recipients of the 2020 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Services International (AUVSI) XCELLENCE award in the Humanitarian category, for our work...

09 Oct 2020 WildTrack
WildTrackAI wins UC-Berkeley Capstone Project Award!
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WildTrackAI wins UC-Berkeley Capstone Project Award!

WildTrack, in collaboration with the UC Berkeley I School, has won the coveted Hal R. Varian Capstone award for the WildTrackAI Computer Vision application! WildTrack...

10 Sep 2020 WildTrack
Monitoring black rhino in Namibia’s custodianships: New paper just out in PeerJ
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Monitoring black rhino in Namibia’s custodianships: New paper just out in PeerJ

This paper focus specifically on the practical application of our footprint identification technique in JMP for monitoring at-risk black rhino populations in Namibia’s custodianship properties....

10 Sep 2020 WildTrack
Leopard and Lion in Botswana - monitoring using FIT in JMP!
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Leopard and Lion in Botswana - monitoring using FIT in JMP!

An almost perfect lion print - left hind foot - showing clear outlines of the four toe pads and heel.

11 Aug 2020 WildTrack
Interview with Dayle Sullivan-Taylor on collecting jaguar footprints
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Interview with Dayle Sullivan-Taylor on collecting jaguar footprints

This is a great story of how a zookeeper’s curiosity and expertise with jaguars helped her think like a professional tracker. Thanks to our friends...

14 Jul 2020 WildTrack
TerraX documentary about WildTrack's rhino work in Namibia, now in English
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TerraX documentary about WildTrack's rhino work in Namibia, now in English

Now you can view WildTrack’s TerraX documentary as a stand-alone sequence with English subtitles (Credit: Alexander Beck, JMP Germany)

07 Jul 2020 WildTrack
WildTrack featured in TerraX documentary
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WildTrack featured in TerraX documentary

WildTrack’s work in Namibia to monitor and protect black rhino, in partnership with Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve, is featured in a new documentary from German documentary...

18 Jun 2020 WildTrack
WildTrack reaches finals of the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards!
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WildTrack reaches finals of the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards!

“The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations who have applied unmanned systems technology to create solutions to address a range of...

01 Jun 2020 WildTrack
WildTrack Annual Report 2019 now out
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WildTrack Annual Report 2019 now out

We’re happy to share our 2019 WildTrack Annual Report, detailing our work throughout 2019. We always welcome feedback, thoughts, suggestions and new ideas so please...

18 May 2020 WildTrack
WildTrack has a new community forum, hosted by WildLabs!
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WildTrack has a new community forum, hosted by WildLabs!

Building a strong user network is key to the success of any new technology. WildTrack’s Footprint Identification Technology is being used across five continents, but...

07 May 2020 WildTrack
WildTrack a 'social impact innovator that might save the world'
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WildTrack a 'social impact innovator that might save the world'

Honoured to be on this list, and proud to recognize our partners at JMP software, senseFly, the US Army Research Office, and BerkeleyISchool for the...

14 Apr 2020 WildTrack
Our first USA FIT Workshop!
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Our first USA FIT Workshop!

Neoichnology. The science of footprints. Footprints for wildlife conservation.

03 Mar 2020 WildTrack
Honoured to be JMP Superusers!
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Honoured to be JMP Superusers!

What led two rhino conservationists working in a remote area of Africa to discover a better way of keeping track of rhino? The answer is...

24 Jan 2020 WildTrack
senseFly with WildTrack and Kuzikus
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senseFly with WildTrack and Kuzikus

Can senseFly’s eBee X help us monitor rhino and other wildlife in Africa? We’re here in Namibia trialing this awesome drone using many different parameters...

27 Oct 2019 WildTrack
WildTrack is filming at the Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve, Namibia
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WildTrack is filming at the Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve, Namibia

The WildTrack team is in Namibia filming two techniques for monitoring black rhino; FIT in JMP software to identify individuals, and using senseFly eBee X...

24 Oct 2019 WildTrack
ConservationFIT presents at the annual AZA meeting
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ConservationFIT presents at the annual AZA meeting

This CFIT presentation was given to the Conservation Technology session at the September 2019 AZA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

02 Oct 2019 WildTrack
Mapping Drones for Wildlife Conservation!
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Mapping Drones for Wildlife Conservation!

WildTrack is partnering with the US leading fixed-wing drone manufacturer senseFly{“target”:”_blank”} to explore the use of their excellent integrated drone mapping systems for wildlife monitoring....

19 Sep 2019 WildTrack
New citizen-scientist engagement app!
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New citizen-scientist engagement app!

Over the summer we’ve been trialing more efficient ways of collecting footprint images, making it easy for citizen scientists to participate in our work. We...

16 Sep 2019 WildTrack
And now for something completely different!
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And now for something completely different!

WildTrack has recorded prints in almost every kind of substrate you can imagine - sand, snow, mud, gravel, charcoal etc) but yesterday we received something...

08 May 2019 WildTrack
Tiger conservation in Nepal
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Tiger conservation in Nepal

Living with Tigers Project lead researcher Amy Fitzmaurice ran a successful training workshop for Nepal Tiger Trust (NTT) on WildTrack’s Footprint Identification Technique (FIT).

11 Apr 2019 WildTrack
Visit our new WildTrack Site!
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Visit our new WildTrack Site!

Check out our new WildTrack website! We showcase our academic and research work and bring our citizen science portal, ConservationFIT on board to streamline our...

01 Apr 2019 WildTrack
Documentary about WildTrack earns two Emmy awards
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Documentary about WildTrack earns two Emmy awards

WildTrack’s work in Namibia, documented on location by film-makers Ray and Susan Ellis of Footpath pictures , has just been honoured with two Emmy awards!...

19 Feb 2019 WildTrack
WildTrack earns GuideStar Platinum status
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WildTrack earns GuideStar Platinum status

Celebrate with WildTrack as we earn our first GuideStar Platinum status!

02 Nov 2018 WildTrack
My Experience Tracking Rhinos in Namibia with WildTrack
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My Experience Tracking Rhinos in Namibia with WildTrack

By Katrina Leser, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida

29 Jun 2018 WildTrack
Pumas at the end of the World...
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Pumas at the end of the World...

Pumas range over all the Americas - this species has one of the widest distributions of all those we study.

24 Jun 2018 WildTrack
Rhino monitoring in Namibia
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Rhino monitoring in Namibia

WildTrack teams led by Dr Peter Law in Namibia are monitoring black rhino for the Namibian government. We’re running pilots at three different locations (confidentiality...

23 Jun 2018 WildTrack
WildTrack counting black rhino in Namibia using FIT
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WildTrack counting black rhino in Namibia using FIT

Our team is in the field, at our first site, using a footprints-only protocol to estimate black rhino numbers for landowners and the Namibian Ministry...

04 Jun 2018 WildTrack
Our tapir study reported by Duke University
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Our tapir study reported by Duke University

Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment reports on our paper in Peer J demonstrating that FIT can be used to monitor tapir populations in the...

22 May 2018 WildTrack
ConservationFIT: update for ex-situ partners
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ConservationFIT: update for ex-situ partners

From Karin Schwartz, PhD, Scientific Coordinator for Ex-Situ Partners, ConservationFIT

05 May 2018 WildTrack
From bushmen to biometrics in Namibia
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From bushmen to biometrics in Namibia

We recently visited Namibia with Susan and Ray Ellis, founders of Footpath pictures. They produced a beautiful short film that relates how footprints produce biometrics...

20 Apr 2018 WildTrack
Giant panda publication in Biological Conservation
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Giant panda publication in Biological Conservation

With co-authors from Duke Kunshan University and the Chinese Center for Research and Conservation of the Giant Panda, we report on the use of footprints...

26 Jan 2018 WildTrack
Cheetah + sand = footprints? Not quite so fast…
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Cheetah + sand = footprints? Not quite so fast…

ConservationFIT is partnering with organisations that host ‘ambassador’ animals whose footprints can help us protect their free-ranging cousins. Oregon’s Wildlife Safari is helping us by...

10 Jan 2018 WildTrack
Using footprints to identify and monitor Giant panda in the wild
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Using footprints to identify and monitor Giant panda in the wild

We’ve been collecting data for this paper for the last three years - trudging up vertical slopes in the eastern Himalayas and poring over snowy...

21 Dec 2017 WildTrack
National Geographic features WildTrack on Panda monitoring
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National Geographic features WildTrack on Panda monitoring

Pandas are bears. Bears are, as we all know, omnivores. They’ll eat whatever comes their way, give or take. Pandas, however, have dedicated themselves to...

21 Oct 2017 WildTrack
Keeping cheetah FIT!
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Keeping cheetah FIT!

Larissa Slaney, our PhD student at Heriott Watt University, Edinburgh, interviewed for The National Scot on her project to keep cheetah FIT

12 Oct 2017 WildTrack
Using FIT to look at relatedness in Cheetah
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Using FIT to look at relatedness in Cheetah

Our PhD student Larissa Slaney, based at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh UK, is using FIT to investigate relatedness between cheetah. If the technique can be...

11 Oct 2017 WildTrack
Buckley report on ConservationFIT
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Buckley report on ConservationFIT

ConservationFIT helping track, preserve endangered species

22 Sep 2017 WildTrack
Intel iQ tells how WildTrack's new ConservationFIT project uses drones
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Intel iQ tells how WildTrack's new ConservationFIT project uses drones

Conservation Drones Help Protect Animals

04 Sep 2017 WildTrack
Elephants get FIT
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Elephants get FIT

We’re often asked, ‘Which is the most challenging species to ID from footprints?’.

09 Jul 2017 WildTrack
Human fingerprints = animal footprints? Not quite…
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Human fingerprints = animal footprints? Not quite…

We’re often asked if identifying animals from their footprints is analogous to identifying humans from fingerprints.Unfortunately, the answer is no! Animal footprints are much more...

28 Jun 2017 WildTrack

Deep learning with Cheetahs in Namibia

It’s cold here in the Namibian winter mornings, and the cheetah are eager to help with deep learning, in return for a juicy steak treat....

24 Jun 2017 WildTrack

NVIDIA reports on ConservationFIT for World Environment Day

Multi-award winning corporation NVIDIA is featuring our work today, World Environment Day, on their NVIDIA blog

05 Jun 2017 WildTrack

WUNC reports on ConservationFIT

ConservationFIT reported by WUNC public radio

31 May 2017 WildTrack

Michigan Public Radio features ConservationFIT

Conservation FIT featured on Michigan Public Radio

28 May 2017 WildTrack

Eurekalert features ConservationFIT!

AAAS Eurekalert features ConservationFIT

27 May 2017 WildTrack

Digital Trends reports on ConservationFIT

USING JUST A SMARTPHONE, CITIZEN SCIENTISTS CAN HELP TRACK ENDANGERED SPECIES

25 May 2017 WildTrack

ConservationFIT launch presentation at SAS

If you missed the presentation, here it is:

25 May 2017 WildTrack

Duke News features ConservationFIT launch

Our launch is featured at Duke News Online

24 May 2017 WildTrack

Interviewed at Duke; Dr Stuart Pimm and WildTrack Founders Drs Sky Alibhai & Zoe Jewell

https://youtu.be/f4sgMSRhPKM

23 May 2017 WildTrack

Join us live 23rd May 2017 at SAS!

EVENT to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May 2017 WildTrack

It's International Day for Biological Diversity, 22nd May 2017!

ConservationFIT is launching today, 22nd May 2017! Come and join us!

21 May 2017 WildTrack

Endangered Species Day 19th May 2017

Today is Endangered Species Day!

19 May 2017 WildTrack

New publication in PLoS ONE

Calling puma conservationists! Monitoring the puma is challenging; they are shy and elusive. We’ve just published a new, non-invasive approach using footprint identification:

15 Mar 2017 WildTrack

The Pimm Lab conservation family, Duke

We’re proud to be part of a new video documenting the wonderful work of the Pimm Lab at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke...

07 Mar 2017 WildTrack

New WildTrack merchandise!

Our new WildTrack T-shirts are here! Get FIT with our T-shirts or customise for other products. Sprint like a cheetah, charge like a rhino, or...

05 Dec 2016 WildTrack

ConservationFIT from WildTrack

[caption id=”attachment_140” align=”alignleft” width=”300”] Footprints of the species that we’ve worked with, including Bengal and Amur tiger, black and white rhino, hyena, cheetah, Baird’s and...

29 Nov 2016 WildTrack

FIT for Otters in Suffolk

FIT is being used to identify otters in collaboration with the Suffolk-based Stanny Field Centre in the UK (http://www.stannyfarm.org/Field/otterProj.html). This Centre recently hosted the first...

08 Sep 2016 WildTrack

Where Traditional Ecology meets Technology

31 May 2016 WildTrack

New video publication!

We’ve always wanted to produce a detailed video showing would-be users, our field conservation colleagues, exactly how FIT works, step-by-step….

03 May 2016 WildTrack

Earth Day April 22nd!

It’s our job as conservationists to celebrate the Earth and all her inhabitants, but today is special. Our Earth Day blog is published by JMP...

22 Apr 2016 WildTrack

WildTrack features for Business Roundtable (BRT) 2016

Business for Wildlife! We’re thrilled to have been chosen by SAS to feature in the new 2016 roundtable report ‘Create, Grow, Sustain’!

19 Apr 2016 WildTrack

Box turtle neighbourhood watch

The Piedmont Wildlife Center (PWC) in Durham is encouraging citizen scientists to sign up and help monitor Box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina)) in North Carolina,...

08 Apr 2016 WildTrack

Forum article 'Protecting Global Biodiversity' just published....

Technologies have so much to offer towards protecting global biodiversity, but only if they are appropriately deployed. Together with colleague Stuart Pimm, we comment on...

02 Apr 2016 WildTrack

Otterly great work!

**How hard can it really be to count otters? Frederick Kistner, from the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany tells his story…. **

01 Mar 2016 WildTrack

Putting WildTrack on the map!

Take a look at where WildTrack techniques are being developed and used to provide better monitoring for endangered species!

05 Feb 2016 WildTrack

Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity

How can we most effectively deploy technology for anti-poaching and human:wildlife conflict mitigation? It’s a matter of understanding local needs and capacities, integrating expert local...

05 Oct 2015 WildTrack

Bongo FIT!

The eastern or mountain bongo. IMHO the most gorgeous antelope in the world, critically endangered and found wild only in one remote region of Kenya....

12 Sep 2015 WildTrack

WildTrack FIT workshop, Namibia

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...

15 Jul 2015 WildTrack

Now it's easy to help us!

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...

23 May 2015 WildTrack

WildTrack awarded Guidestar Gold Status!

The GuideStar Exchange (guidestar.org) revolutionizes philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

06 May 2015 WildTrack

Our Associates

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...

06 Mar 2015 WildTrack

Computer vision and tiger footprints...

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7013288&isnumber=7013258

10 Feb 2015 WildTrack

Putin's tiger - caught in the act!

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tiger swims into China and dines out at Chinese chicken farm. Where is she now?

16 Oct 2014 WildTrack

Upcoming Cheetah workshop in Namibia

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...

13 May 2014 WildTrack

Monitoring endangered species....without further endangering them.

Why we embraced footprints…. and where we go from here!

09 Apr 2014 WildTrack

Texas still allows unregulated hunting of cougar

The iconic and beautiful mountain lion (cougar) ranges widely across the Americas, but population estimates are often unreliable. In Texas, where unregulated hunting still exists,...

26 Mar 2014 WildTrack

Chinese media go wild over footprints....

While in Beijing we were interviewed by a group of very incisive IT journalists. They grilled us, and our host Bryan Yan from JMP China,...

17 Mar 2014 WildTrack

China's impressive committment to conservation

China often gets a bad rap in the west on conservation issues. But on our recent visit we were struck by impressive new initiatives. First...

13 Mar 2014 WildTrack

FIT for Giant Panda monitoring!

How captive giant pandas are helping their wild counterparts. Our super-effiicient Chinese colleagues have already started collecting panda footprints from the Ya’an centre near Chengdu....

07 Mar 2014 WildTrack

Panda feet .... and footprints!

China blog 7: Many giant panda experts told us it would be impossible to get good panda footprints in the wild….either because of deep leaf...

01 Mar 2014 WildTrack

Dressing up time....

China blog 6

01 Mar 2014 WildTrack

Panda footprints in the snow!!

China blog 4: Finally we got to see Panda footprints in the snow!

22 Feb 2014 WildTrack

When your breath freezes......

Blog from China: 2

21 Feb 2014 WildTrack

Tracking the Amur tiger

Under blue skies and walking on sheet ice I boldly went tracking the Amur tiger with colleague Prof. Dr Guangshun Jiang, Executive Director of the...

21 Feb 2014 WildTrack

dog masquerading as tiger

Blog from China 1: China is implementing strict new measures against illegal poaching. A colleague in the Northeast Forestry University showed us

16 Feb 2014 WildTrack

WildTrack and Duke to collaborate on drone design!

The Duke Robotics club at the Pratt School of Engineering contacted us recently to ask if we would like to collaborate to build a drone...

06 Feb 2014 WildTrack

WildTrack to develop new course at Duke

We’re honoured to have been selected, by the Duke University Africa Initiative, to develop a new course on non-invasive techniques for monitoring endangered species for...

01 Feb 2014 WildTrack

WildTrack blog

Following the Tiger’s footprints? … see our Cat-Watch at National Geographic.

05 Sep 2013 WildTrack

Working with Alexandra Sutton

We’re working with Duke PhD student Alexandra Sutton, who reports here on her research - trying to ameliorate human-wildlife conflict in Kenya. Alexandra is hoping...

30 Jul 2013 WildTrack

Volunteers from SAS and NCSU

WildTrack with SAS volunteers and NC State electrical engineering group at Carolina Tiger Rescue on a hot day in June. We got lots of footprint...

30 Jul 2013 WildTrack

Monitoring a population of white rhino

Some years ago we worked at Otjiwa in Namibia, using footprints to monitor a population of white rhino. We published a paper on this population...

30 Jul 2013 WildTrack

What we do, and why.....

WildTrack has developed a non-invasive Footprint Identification Technique (FIT) which can identify endangered animals at the species, individual, age-class and sex levels. Animals have unique...

11 May 2013 WildTrack