The range of animals which can be tracked using electronic tags is widening every year and the possible duration and accuracy of this tracking is increasing. Animal tracking can provide an increasing range of data: location, altitude, physiological condition, activity and imagery from current position.
Data on land use, habitat condition and even animal populations can be collected remotely, using techniques from satellite imagery, to unmanned aerial vehicles and static camera traps. Advances in analytical techniques and computer processing power are allowing the interrogation of increasingly large datasets, often on a global scale.
3D image of forest structure in Gola National Park, Sierra Leone, from airborne LiDAR.
To stay at the forefront of conservation technology, we have invested considerable in-house expertise in designing, manufacturing and deploying novel equipment and developing new analytical and methodological approaches. The application of technologies and techniques is now a key part of many of our research projects.