New projects and publications: Discussion

Hi everyone! 

Be sure to include your new publications or any new projects you'd like more information on in this thread.  



Hi everyone! 

Check out this great write up, featuring ChimpFace, one of our community member Alexandra Russo's projects:

ChimpFace is a facial recognition software that is developed from publicly available image datasets, research and chimpanzee organizations.  The software identifies individual chimpanzees online that are likely to be trafficked, and tags them for review by wildlife experts.  You can visit: for more details.  Comment below if you have any questions on this project!

Hi all, there is someone on the WILDLABS community looking for help with developing a cloud based folder for over 700 elephants.  Here's his request.  Let me know if you'd like me to put you in touch with him: 

I am a volunteer at a large Eastern Cape South African Game reserve.

We have in excess of 700 elephants that are presently being photographed and documented by volunteer game rangers and their family.

We are trying to create a cloud based folder where each elephant that has be photographed can be identified at a later date by the next photograph we take of them. Hopefully when we re-photograph them the software will be able to identify the elephant as one we have photographed/documented earlier.

We are trying to document the siblings, the mother’s and fathers if possible. This will be an ongoing identification of these animals.

Hopefully there is some sort of software which has been developed that can measure tusks, ears (size or shapes) and/or size of tusks etc. Face recognition?

Hi everyone! 

Check out the WILDLABS Virtual Meetup: Low-Cost, Open-Source Solutions, which is the first webinar of the series this year! Tanya Berger-Wolf (Co-Founder and Director of, who also attended our AI workshop, will be a speaker at the event as well as Alasdair Davies (Founder of Arribada Initiative) and David Lang (Co-Founder of OpenROV and Open Explorer). Their talks will be followed by open discussion and community exchange. For more information and to RSVP, please click on the following link:

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Main Talks: 3:00-4:00pm GMT / 10:00-11:00am EDT

Additional half hour for discussion: 4:00-4:30pm GMT / 11:00-11:30 EDT

The WILDLABS Virtual Meetup Series is a program of webinars for community members and wider partners to discuss emerging topics in conservation technology and leverage existing community groups for virtual exchange. The aim of the series is to bring leading engineers in the tech sector together with conservation practitioners to share information, identify obstacles, and discuss how to best move forward.