The future of technology in the conservation of wildlife

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Scientists and developers have improvisational techniques to help conservation of wildlife. Wildlife threats have increased due to human poaching, destruction of habitats, and diseases. Technological innovations have enabled people to know more about wildlife.

Satellite imagery captures a lot of information about wild animals and the many threats. High-resolution satellites are used to zoom in on illegal poaching, monitor areas prone to desertification, and reduce deforestation. They are for accounting for big animals like whales, sharks, and many others. Scientists are, therefore, in a position to understand the wildlife pattern.

Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite and the GPS network help track long-distance migrations of wild animals. They locate where the animals are in case it needs to be taken to another game reserve. Big animals can be traced by the use of tags that use batteries. Digitalized GPS has sensors that can measure body temperature, heart rate, and breathing. These devices help to monitor the animal’s health.

Drones are used to count animals. They help in data collection and population analysis, thus providing accurate data. They can either take videos or photos. Scientists use drones to avoid getting too dangerous and attacked by wild animals.

Scientists use facial recognition technology to spot primates individually – for them to understand their behaviour, color, and ecology. Researchers have used the method to teach chimpanzees.

Researchers can measure biodiversity by sniffing the air, thus helping identify a nearby animal. The DNA in the air identifies the different species in the aquatic environment.

The use of high-tech guards also assists in conservation of wildlife habitats. They are trained to use software and hardware devices and later share correct information.

With the incorporation of the technologies, there is a reduced budget for wildlife conservation. Scientists have to also come up with climatic wildlife conservation techniques.

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