Mongabay has published a bunch of new articles that include conservation tech, which might interest folks:
- Heat-sensing drone cameras spy threats to sea turtle nests ("Researchers used heat-detecting cameras mounted on drones to monitor sea turtle nesting on a beach in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.")
- Expedition reveals the amazing nocturnal fauna in the Amazon Rainforest ("Their night explorations include an innovative photography technique that uses ultraviolet light to capture the fluorescence emitted by some nocturnal animals.")
- Technology makes studying wildlife easier, but access isn’t equal (Discusses different tech used to study primates such as camera traps, passive acoustic monitoring & drones)
- On the roof of the world, water is life. Or a sign of it, thanks to eDNA ("A first-of-its-kind expedition in 2019 attempted to map the biodiversity on Mount Everest by using environmental DNA, or eDNA.")
- Tuning in to the world of nonhuman sound: Q&A with author Karen Bakker (who just published The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology Is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants, available here).