Designed to identify Wildlife by Sound, the BirdNET App Opens New Avenues for Citizen Science

Designed to identify Wildlife by Sound, the BirdNET App Opens New Avenues for Citizen Science

Newswise — Ithaca, NY—The BirdNET app, a free machine-learning powered tool that can identify more than 3,000 birds by sound alone, generates reliable scientific data and makes it easier for people to contribute citizen-science data on birds by simply recording sounds. Results of tests to measure the app’s accuracy are published in the open access … Read more

Florida wildlife officials preparing to aid manatees after record deaths

Florida wildlife officials preparing to aid manatees after record deaths

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a record number of manatee deaths mostly linked to malnutrition, state and federal wildlife officials hope to double rescue and rehabilitation capacity before the sea cows again congregate in warm waters during the winter. In a conference call Wednesday with reporters, officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and … Read more

US wildlife agency to consider protecting Yellowstone bison

US wildlife agency to consider protecting Yellowstone bison

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A wildlife agency that lost key court rulings over its denial of petitions to protect Yellowstone National Park bison will undertake a comprehensive study over whether the animals should be covered under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday. The decision follows a federal court ruling … Read more

Zimbabwe: Benjamin Mkapa Wildlife Award Photographs On Show

Zimbabwe: Benjamin Mkapa Wildlife Award Photographs On Show

Sifelani Tsiko — Innovations Editor The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) yesterday hosted the prestigious Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition to celebrate the African Wildlife Foundation’s 60th anniversary. The Mkapa Photo Awards is named to honor one of Africa’s most beloved leaders — Benjamin Mkapa, who served as President of Tanzania from 1995 … Read more