IOL: Fresh hope for African big cat populations – database

IOL: Fresh hope for African big cat populations – database. “‘These records provide some hope that lion populations are beginning to establish and increase in areas where hope was lost,’ said Samantha Page-Nicholson, the co-ordinator of the African Lion Database, a platform to consolidate critical data on the iconic species. It was launched in October by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) under the auspices of the Cat Specialist Group of the IUCN’s Species Survival Commission.”

The Conversation: How we arrived at a $1 billion annual price tag to save Africa’s lions

The Conversation: How we arrived at a $1 billion annual price tag to save Africa’s lions. “A billion dollars. That’s approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion. That’s a billion dollars each year, every year into the foreseeable future. The startling price tag comes from a calculation we did, starting with a new database we compiled of available funding in protected areas with lions. To our knowledge it’s the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of its kind.”

Computer Business Review: A Lion That Eats Words, Roars Poetry, Is Powered by Google’s Neural Network

Computer Business Review: A Lion That Eats Words, Roars Poetry, Is Powered by Google’s Neural Network. “Visitors to Trafalgar Square may have noticed an extra lion sculpture at the foot of Trafalgar Square this week — not to mention one loaded with a neural network, painted bright red, and roaring algorithm-inspired poetry. The party partly responsible for the latest member of the pack? Google.”