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Animal data science: Conservation by zoos and aquariums

Conservation data knowledge by zoos and aquariums

A recent study warns that earth may be entering the sixth mass extinction as species populations continue to decline. Habitat loss, exploitation, invasive species and climate change are having acute impacts to biodiversity, making future habitat viability difficult to predict. However considerable progress is being made through technologies like real-time mapping data to help stop poachers, improved wildlife monitoring through sensor data and citizen science, and spatial monitoring tools to give wildlife managers the ability to standardize the collection, analysis and reporting of animal monitoring data.

More importantly, the expertise and data that zoos and aquariums have will be a critical part of informing conservation strategies going forward. The 40+ years of husbandry and veterinary knowledge that Species360 ZIMS includes will enable conservation managers to go beyond simply tracking and monitoring wildlife to really understanding the overall health and viability of the populations at hand.

Advancing best practice care & conservation through animal data science (WAZA Berlin 2017)

As part of the Species360 update, CEO Jim Guenter also presented this session on animal data science during WAZA Berlin 2017 highlighting the work that the team is doing to facilitate best practices and conservation through advanced analytics.

Data sciences & zoos | aquariums video (included in the presentation):

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