Human actions are exterminating species at exceptional rates and threaten large fractions of species across many taxa.
International consensus affirms the severity ofthese problems and demands solutions.New technologies have the potential to help with these solutions.
Tracking individuals has moved from using bulky andexpensive radio-collars to smaller satellite-based devices and even to innovative non-invasive approaches. Technology provides new opportunities through informative compounds from the tracked animal's tissue (such as isotopes and genetic material) and even directly from remote sensing.
Location Data Obtaining locations of species has also shown impressive improvements. Digital camera traps have replaced film-loaded ones, greatly expanding our abilities to detect rare or secretive species. Satellite-borne cameras can detect and monitor some animals in open habitats. Examples include using Landsat 30 m resolution satellite data to detect the presence and size
Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity.