Technology is enabling improved monitoring of human-wildlife interaction here in Namibia, this is what a team from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) joined us in the MYD Earth studio to share.
A team of passionate scientists joined us to share about how using technology, is enabling more accurate game counting and uncovering potential rangeland degradation, bush encroachment and more. Lead by Dr. Morgan Hauptfleisch the Senior Lecturer for Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences along with Lorentha Haraes, who is from Namibia, based at NUST and also a volunteer at the Namibia Chamber of Environment, as well as Bryn Morgan who is from Dartmouth University, an Ivy League university in the United States.
In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we hear how wildlife population monitoring is crucial to human wildlife interactions, general conservation and sustainable wildlife use. We also hear how the combination of machine learning and specialised software is greatly reducing the time needed for manual identification.