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Building a better camera trap

Building a better camera trap

A few months ago, I went tree climbing to become a certified tree climber, advancing Arribada’s goal to improve the design and installation of arboreal technology and provide project design and field installation assistance to our partners. The first step toward this goal was checking on the function of the Arribada Arboreal Monitoring Platform (AAMP) …

Progress report – January 2019 – Thermal imaging for human-wildlife conflict

Arribada recently returned from field sites in Assam, India where we tested the image quality and detection abilities of low-cost thermal sensors for detecting elephants in conflict areas. Arribada is working on these thermal cameras as a winner of the WWF and WILDLABS Human Wildlife Conflict Tech Challenge. During these initial trials, we used a …

Progress report – September 2018 – Thermal imaging for human-wildlife conflict

Our last blog post left you with preliminary test results of thermopile and microbolometer thermal sensors to be used in an early animal warning system. Funded by WWF and WILDLABS, this Arribada Initiative project aims help reduce human-wildlife conflict by creating an automated early warning system that will send alerts to communities when a dangerous …

Progress report – May 2018 – Thermal imaging for human-wildlife conflict

Re-Cap If you read our previous blog, you know that we are developing a low-cost automated animal detection system to help reduce human-wildlife conflict. But in case you missed it, here’s a summary. The Arribada Initiative was one of two winners of WWF’s Human Wildlife Conflict Challenge and was challenged to use technology to reduce …