How conservation dogs help track endangered species

By Ashley Strickland Dogs and their sensitive noses are known for finding people during search and rescue efforts, sniffing out drugs and even diseases like cancer. But the powerful canine nose can also act like radar for other things that are hidden from our sight. Now, they’re acting like watchdogs for endangered species and assistingContinue reading “How conservation dogs help track endangered species”

Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Identify, Count, Describe Wild Animals

Motion sensor “camera traps” unobtrusively take pictures of animals in their natural environment, oftentimes yielding images not otherwise observable. The artificial intelligence system automatically processes such images, here correctly reporting this as a picture of two impala standing. A new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reports how a cutting-edgeContinue reading “Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Identify, Count, Describe Wild Animals”

Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time

by Merrit Kennedy The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given endangered status to seven species of yellow-faced bees native to the Hawaiian islands. These are “the first bees in the country to be protected under the Endangered Species Act,” according to the Xerces Society, which advocated for the new designation. The new rule designatingContinue reading “Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time”