Tagged: wildlife

Virtual reality brings new dimension to conservation - Guest Work

Guest Author May 11, 2016

By Ivy Shih, The Conversation Virtual reality technology is introducing a new dimension to wildlife conservation by helping researchers anywhere in the world assess the conditions of distant species and environments as if they were on location. The first application has been to better understand the environment of endangered jaguars living in the Peruvian Amazon. This information is … Read More

Caught on camera: animal ‘selfies’ show forest protection works - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Jan 20, 2016

They might not know they’re on candid camera, and they certainly don’t smile, but wildlife caught on camera are helping scientists confirm their existence and prove forest protection works. Leopard (Panthera pardus) in Nouabale Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo. Camera traps have become more commonly used to find out what wild animals do while no-one’s watching, but a study … Read More

On the Savannah - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 29, 2014

**This post first appeared as a blog-post on my zenfolio site.  The zenfolio website is optimised for photo viewing. All photos below can be viewed at a larger-size with a mouse-click** The workshop on ivory economics at Ol Pejeta lasted for two days.  While I plan to discuss it in more detail later, it was fairly intense.  Fortunately an … Read More

Visualising plastic pollution in the world's oceans - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 26, 2013

by Laurent Lebreton While the common misconception of global plastic pollution in our oceans is based on descriptions of the north Pacific gyre being a trash island the size of Texas, the reality is much more complicated. Although plastic is not biodegradable unlike other floating marine debris, it is eventually broken down by the sunlight into microscopic particles that … Read More

Reflecting on ‘Happy-feet’ and wildlife rehabilitation - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Dec 01, 2012

It is a magnificent feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie when we rescue, rehabilitate (rehab) and release a wild animal back to its home – the culmination of a considerable emotional, community, and scientific (largely veterinary) investment. Many of us not involved admire the people who rescue and rehab wild animals. We assume that wildlife rehab … Read More

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