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12 Ways Technology Is Saving Endangered Species

12. Predictive Analytics for Wildlife

IBM has created a new predictive analytics software that can be used to collect huge amounts of complex information about wildlife – such as what people think about them, where the animals are located, why they are hunted, how everything from education level to access to medicines impacts their decisions – and figure out the best areas to focus conservation efforts. This high-tech software might be a big key to saving some species.

We’re living in exciting times, as our technology is starting to enable us to come up with better solutions for conservation. Many of these ideas for helping to save endangered species have a common theme – using the data gathering and remote-operating possibilities in our hardware for better monitoring and observation – but there are also decidedly simple ones, such as the beehive fence, which is not only an example of an “appropriate technology,” but one which also serves a dual purpose, by providing a place for keeping bees.

 

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5:41PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

awesome over all

11:29PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

ABOUT TIME!!!! THANKS FOR THE GOOD NEWS!

4:21AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Love to hear good news.

11:27AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

great news thanks for sharing :)

2:40PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Thanks for the post.

2:33PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

thank u!

1:45PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

THANKS

11:49AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Very interesting, thanks

7:15AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Its great tio hear for once that technology is helping nature rather than destroying it.

1:07AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

All wonderfully clever, so heartening that technology is also benefiting our wild life.

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