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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 …

Helping solve human-wildlife conflict with infrared technology advances

Conflict between humans and wildlife is increasing as human communities expand and wild habitats are destroyed. As a winner of the Human Wildlife Conflict Tech Challenge, the Arribada Initiative is working in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and WILDLABS to develop a low-cost, open source early detection system to help protect both humans …