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The devastating bushfires over the past year were estimated to have killed or displaced nearly three billion animals.
Saving our native species requires quick and decisive action to prevent further decline of populations and habitat. QUT is using drones and artificial intelligence (AI) to support wildlife recovery over bushfire affected areas.
Improving wildlife recovery methods
With many of our native wildlife becoming extinct at alarming rates, QUT researchers have developed a leading-edge technique for detecting koalas using drones that can detect heat signatures from above – a faster and more accurate method than traditional ground searches. They have created an algorithm to identify the heat signatures of koalas and are working to extend their algorithm to automatically detect other animal species.
Your gift will help:
The real-world impact of your gift
Your gift will go towards improved monitoring to assist with wildlife recovery and inform effective conservation decisions.