This Service Allows Citizens to Track Wild Animals from Afar

 - Sep 15, 2015
References: wildcamgorongosa.org & gizmodo
The 'WildCam Gorongosa' project is a new initiative that allow users to track wild animals from the comfort of their own home. While many people are interested in wildlife conservation efforts, not everyone is qualified to help with these kinds of projects. This new service is designed to make it easier for ordinary people to contribute to scientific missions.

The new project specifically aims to track the health of wild animals living in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park. The park has endured two major wars, both of which have impacted the large animal populations in the park. To help track the recovery of the park, scientists are relying on crowdsourced image analysis. Users who participate in the project will be shown images from the park and asked to identify any animals they see. The system helps scientists sort through more images than would be possible otherwise.

The innovative new project allows ordinary citizens to track wild animals from the comfort of their own home.