Today’s Solutions: October 02, 2022

Wildlife conservationists often struggle with gathering vital information about species without disrupting their lives and habitats. While studying black rhino populations in Africa, conservationists Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai grappled with how to study the animals without tranquilizing and placing collars on them, which disrupted their mating habits. This dilemma leads to the development of WildTrack.

Based on indigenous tracking methods, WildTrack relies on footprints to provide a wide array of data about species, such as migration patterns, herd size, and health, without actually interacting with the animals. Now, with the help of AI and funding from the U.S. Army, WildTrack is advancing even further. 

In collaboration with the European company, senseFly, WildTrack is using drones to scan vast areas for footprint data to produce more expansive and efficient information about the world’s most elusive animals. With the help of modern technology, we have the potential to revolutionize non-invasive conservation methods and gain insight into the secret lives of Earth’s most delicate populations. 

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Psychiatrists in Brussels trial free museum visits to treat anxiety and stress

In Brussels, those who are struggling with mental health issues such as stress, depression, or anxiety will be offered an unorthodox and innovative treatment: ...

Read More

Follow these 5 steps to develop real empathy

Empathy does not mean you understand someone’s experience because you have been there, too. You can never really know what someone is going through ...

Read More

Iceland recommends this natural remedy to help with social isolation

Given that humans are by nature social animals, in a time when close contact and embracing are discouraged to slow the spread of the ...

Read More

Craving a bedtime snack? These 9 foods promote deeper sleep

Warm milk is a class pre-bedtime sleep aid, but it turns out there are lots of sleep-inducing foods to choose from for a late-night ...

Read More