This is the algorithm that could save elephants from extinction

An algorithm designed by a computer scientist at the University of Bath may be able to help save African elephants from extinction.

Coupled with high-resolution imagery, the algorithm enables a satellite to scan large areas of land in short periods of time and collect 5,000 km2 worth of photos, a good fit for the animals' grassland and forest habitats.

Last updated on 26 April 2021

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Philippines
Thailand
United States of America
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Loxodonta cyclotis
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals