Wildlife

Total 16 Posts

Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder and conservationist, passes away at 65

Paul G. Allen, Microsoft co-founder and conservationist, has passed away at the age of 65.

Using Artificial Intelligence to protect elephants from poachers

The Elephant Listening Project tracks some elephant herds in Afrika by using sensors that detect patterns of elephant calls and gunshots.

Jack Ma honors 50 Afrikan wildlife rangers who are fighting poaching

Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, was among those present at the African Ranger Awards to honor 50 rangers who work on the continent to protect wildlife. The awards ceremony was organizes by The Paradise Foundation, a Chinese conservation charity co-led by Jack Ma. Asha

Use of analytics software leads to arrest of wildlife traffickers

Thaks to use of of a new data analytics solution, the multinational Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has managed to arrest 8 people who are responsible for trafficking large consignments of endangered animals. The arrests included some government officials who colluded with the trafickers. In total, 4 arrests were made

Recording insect and animal life regeneration in Madagascar using a blockchain solution

ixo Foundation, a non-profit open-source software development foundation has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to measure impact for global conservation projects and develop funding flows for zoos and aquariums. The two organizations will kick off their partnership by using ixo's "Blockchain for Impact"platform in Madagascar

Using Artificial Intelligence to catch wildlife poachers in almost real-time

Poaching of wildlife is a big problem globally and especially in Afrika. This can be witnessed in the recently released statistics on Rhino deaths as a result of poaching by South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs. However, although the number of rhinos poached is alarmingly high compared to several years

Western science is finally catching up to indigenous traditional knowledge

Our knowledge of what the denizens of the animal kingdom are up to, especially when humans aren’t around, has steadily increased over the last 50 years. For example, we know now that animals use tools in their daily lives. Chimps use twigs to fish for termites; sea otters break