Earth: New AI software can recognize and track chimpanzees in the wild

Earth: New AI software can recognize and track chimpanzees in the wild. “Using more than 10 million images from Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute (PRI), scientists at the University of Oxford have just developed new artificial intelligence software that can recognize and track the faces of chimpanzees in the wild.”

Joplin Globe: Area students partner with Smithsonian for nationwide research project

Joplin Globe: Area students partner with Smithsonian for nationwide research project. “The project, called Snapshot USA, is a partnership between the museum and one university from each of the 50 states with students capturing photographs and collecting research for a national wildlife database. The goal is to analyze nationwide trends in mammal communities, as well as the influence of human beings on nature.”

Digital twins for kākāpō and AI to track kiwi calls: How tech is helping save NZ’s endangered birds (CIO)

CIO: Digital twins for kākāpō and AI to track kiwi calls: How tech is helping save NZ’s endangered birds . “There are 200 kākāpō in New Zealand, and each and every one of them is able to be monitored by the Department of Conservation. ‘I describe it as having a digital twin for every one of these birds,’ says Mike Edginton, CIO at the Department of Conservation (DoC).”

Macarthur Advertiser: Vast database on Campbelltown’s koalas shared

Macarthur Advertiser: Vast database on Campbelltown’s koalas shared . “That treasure trove of scientifically-collated research, along with videos, maps, newspaper clippings, press releases and the back catalogue of Mac Koala Club, a column written by Dr Close and published weekly in the Advertiser from 1995 to 2013, is now but a few clicks of an electronic device away.”

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.”

Neowin: Microsoft explains how its AI services are helping endangered species

Neowin: Microsoft explains how its AI services are helping endangered species. “Microsoft regards wildlife extinction as an important issue. The tech giant has aimed to raise awareness relating to the ‘biodiversity crisis’ in the recent past as well, teaming up with WWF to offer a related curriculum. Now, Microsoft has detailed some of the ways its AI services are being utilized by conservationists to help endangered species. The highlighted tools and models are helping these scientists collect and analyze data in a better manner.”

Portland Press Herald: Wildlife group is mapping out Maine’s roadkill hot spots

Portland Press Herald: Wildlife group is mapping out Maine’s roadkill hot spots. “A Maine Audubon online database will allow people who see roadkill to report it so the group can identify hotspots, said Sarah Haggerty, a conservation biologist and geographic information system manager for the wildlife conservation organization. The online database is part of a three-year program to identify where animals are getting hit the most and come up with a way to reduce the fatalities.”