In order to know where the most vulnerable species are found and which groups of animals need the most urgent conservation attention, we need ways of collecting data from difficult locations accross the globe. ZSL helping to develop new technologies to allow conservationists to direct resources in the most effective way possible.
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New Tools for Wildlife Patrols
ZSL and partners' KIFARU wildlife monitoring system is used for rhinos across Kenya and Nepal, improving law enforcement and metapopulation management. An upgraded system, M-STrIPES, is used in India to protect tigers.
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ZSL's Penguin Lifelines is pioneering techniques for monitoring the impact of climate change and fisheries on Antarctic penguins, allowing us to monitor vast areas from only a handful of research bases.
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Technology for Nature
Technology for Nature is a collaboration between ZSL, UCL and and Microsoft Research, aiming to showcase technological advances in monitoring, surveillance, and public engagement and so help rapidly scale up the global conservation response.
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ZSL and the Bat Conservation Trust's Indicator Bats Program (iBats) uses a smartphone app that monitors bats. You can upload recorded calls to the iBats website, where they are identified by special software.
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The Instant Wild smartphone app is a unique conservation tool enabling the public to identify animals in live images from camera traps around the globe, directly helping conservationists monitor wildlife.
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BASE system for conservation
BASE (Biodiversity Assessment Species to Ecosystems), is an integrated monitoring system developed by ZSL, combining cutting-edge conservation technology, such as Instant Wild , with data collection to aid conservation management.
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MIST stands for Management Information SysTem and was developed to help protected area managers to assess the effort and results of their patrols, using a Geographic Information Database to facilitate wildlife patrols.
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