Wildlife Drones tracking small, endangered migratory birds

We’re excited to be joining forces with the Riverina Local Land Services again to shed new light on the movements of small, migratory Swift Parrots within their winter range.  The Swift Parrot is one of Australia’s priority bird species for conservation action and is listed as critically endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity …

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Combining Drone and GPS Data for Improved Wildlife Conservation

Drones are dramatically changing how we identify and resolve conservation issues in even the most remote areas.  A great example of the value of drones for assisting conservation efforts is highlighted by a study of proboscis monkeys in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, as published by Stark and …

First Wednesday Connects

We enjoyed the challenge of giving a 60 second pitch in front of hundreds of people at the Canberra Innovation Network's monthly First Wednesday Connect networking event held at the new  ACT Renewables Innovation Hub. It was a great night that included an opening by Shane Rattenbury MLA and the opportunity to meet lots of diverse and interesting people within …

Ducks, Drones, and Data

Can drones really be an accurate way to survey animal populations? Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently set out to prove this. In their #EpicDuckChallenge, the team set up a colony of plastic ducks along an Adelaide beach. They then compared the accuracy of counting the ducks from the ground to counting the colony …