Monday, 14 July 2014

Polar bears from space: Satellite imagery a promising tool to monitor arctic polar bears

Date:
July 9, 2014

Source:
PLOS

Summary:
The potentially severe impacts of climate change in the Arctic may threaten regional wildlife. Scientists trying to develop efficient and effective wildlife monitoring techniques to track Arctic populations face great challenges, including the remoteness and associated logistical constraints of accessing wildlife. Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates, according to new research.


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