Machine Vision and Drone Radio-tracking the Future for Livestock Management?

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The management of livestock is rapidly evolving with the onset of new technological developments. A paper published in Livestock Science by Nasirahmadi and colleagues reviewed the use of machine vision for observing the behaviour of cattle and pigs, and revolutionising how the health and well-being of animals can be monitored. Through the use of machine vision, the challenges associated with the more traditional “hands-on” approaches to monitoring livestock are virtually eliminated. According to the authors of this paper, machine vision techniques allow for automatic, non-contact, low stress, and cost-effective means for managing livestock. For instance, the live weight of individual […]

Combining Drone and GPS Data for Improved Wildlife Conservation

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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 colleagues in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. The study focused on monitoring human activity in these forests and how they impacted the movements of these cryptic monkeys. Proboscis monkeys typically occupy the riparian zone, which is the land that occurs alongside rivers and streams. […]

What’s New in Eco-Tech?

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Earlier this month, Allan and colleagues published a paper in Ecosphere discussing the ground-breaking advancements happening in techno-ecology. Techno-ecology is the term used to describe technology that is being used to help study species and environments. In the midst of this century’s current technology boom, the field of ecology has and will continue to be transformed. It is anticipated that techno-ecology will revolutionise how we acquire data, as well as dramatically change the scale of data that can be collected. These new technologies fit into either one of the following categories: Supersize – the advancement of current technologies Step-change – […]

Wildlife Drones seed investment round is here!

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We are super excited to be invited to pitch at the Capital Angels Investment Evening tonight.  It should be a great event with a number of other exciting businesses joining Wildlife Drones in seeking investment so they can take their business to the next level. Want to be a part of the world’s most advanced animal radio-tracking drone business?  Come along to see us pitching tonight and join our journey, or get in touch if you’d like to find out more!  @LHinnovates @Craig_A_Davis

It’s time for Lift-Off @ E29

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We’re looking forward to pitching at next week’s Entry 29 Co-working space pitch night! Canberra’s up and coming Startup Businesses have completed Entry 29’s Lift Off Program and it’s time to pitch! Join special guests Craig Davis, Victor Pantano, Peter Lilleyand Tom Robinson for this great event where attendees (our Venture Capitalists) will vote on their favourite pitch of the night, with the winning team receiving some amazing prizes. Each team gets 5 minutes to convince you, our VC’s, that their business is the one to invest in. Light catering and refreshments included. Ticket’s are limited so be sure to lock yours in today! So […]

Wildlife Drones EOIs now open

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We are pleased to announce that we are now taking Expressions of Interest for undertaking animal radio-tracking projects with Wildlife Drones in 2018 – book in early to avoid disappointment.  So whether you are tracking pest species, endangered species or stock, we’d love to hear from you. Simply click here to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Photo: ©shutterstock_MSchaefer