By Derek Markham, TreeHugger
Our human tendency toward innovation and ingenuity, coupled with our advancing technology, is helping to come up with solutions for saving some of the other species on Earth from becoming endangered, or even extinct. From low-tech ideas used in novel ways, to altogether new technology used in place of older versions, there’s a wide variety of concepts for using science and tech and gadgetry to preserve endangered species.
1. Better Mapping and Visualization
Google Earth has proven itself to be more than just a way to make maps or get directions, it’s become a real tool for the conservation and preservation of species and habitats. New species have been discovered by scientists browsing the globe and endangered species and their vital habitats are being protected by organizations using this powerful software as a mapping and visualization tool to illustrate the threats to their survival.