Wired in the wild: five ways tech is transforming conservation

From precision tracking technology to sophisticated surveying techniques, five projects in which tech is supporting animal conservation

1. In the genes: rhino DNA

A database of rhinoceros DNA – RhODIS – is increasingly helping to link poachers to individual wildlife crimes. The database has helped courts in Kenya and South Africa to prosecute poachers and people who are illegally trading rhino horn.

2. Bleeps from the deep: tagging sharks

Advances in tracking technology are helping researchers at Ocearch to better understand sharks, whose lives remain something of a mystery. “Previously unattainable data” collected by the marine tracking organisation is improving understanding of the ocean’s apex predators.

3. A thousand words: camera traps

From Afghanistan to Australia, automated camera…

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