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Satellite images to aid elephant conservation from space

 

  • Conservationists have started using satellite imagery to count elephants from space, a technique that British experts hope will help protect threatened populations in Africa.
  • Researchers at University of Oxford & University of Bath said the use of algorithms, machine learning and satellite technology could replace current techniques used to count elephants.
  • Currently, most common technique for surveying elephant populations in savannah environments is aerial counts from manned aircraft.