Facial Recognition Software: The Next Big Thing in Species Conservation?

The lemur situation in Madagascar is nothing short of a crisis. Ninety-four percent of the population is threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with habitat loss caused by the clearing of Madagascar's forests a big reason why. Researchers now have a new tool at their disposal, however, in the form of lemur facial recognition software that can help identify individual lemurs and inform long-term conservation strategies... Continue Reading Can facial recognition software help bring endangered lemurs back from the brink? Category: Biology Tags: Conservation Facial Recognition Michigan State University Related Articles: New water retention technology quenches crop thirst in drought conditions 3D printing puts prosthetics and orthotics on the fast track Kidney-on-a-chip may save lives

Facial Recognition Software: The Next Big Thing in Species Conservation?

How do you care for the creatures you love? You shoot them with tranquilizer darts, capture them in cages, embed microchips, pierce their ears or make them wear funny collars. For scientists ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Discover Magazine

Can facial recognition software help bring endangered lemurs back from the brink?

The lemur situation in Madagascar is nothing short of a crisis. Ninety-four percent of the population is threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmag

Lemur Faces Are Unique, Facial Recognition Reveals

Modified facial-recognition software is helping scientists recognize individual lemurs from a distance.

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Livescience

Lemur facial recognition tool developed

A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.

Tue 21 Feb 17 from BBC Technology

Facial recognition technology can identify lemurs

Researchers took photos of red-bellied lemurs in Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar to test a facial recognition system for lemurs.The research could help with lemur conservation efforts. ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from Daily Mail

Facial Recognition Tech Could Help Save Endangered Lemurs

A new system to identify the primates earns high scores for accuracy, offering the promise of better long-term tracking data to inform conservation strategies.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Discovery News

Facial recognition software for lemurs could help save endangered species

A team biologists and computer scientists have created the first ever facial recognition system for lemurs, able to identify more than 100 different individuals with 98.7 percent ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from The Verge

Researchers Design Facial Recognition System for Lemurs

University of Arizona anthropologist Stacey Tecot has spent 17 years studying red-bellied lemurs in Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park. One of the biggest ongoing challenges in conducting ...

Mon 20 Feb 17 from Science Blog

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