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Scientists Use Satellite Imagery to Count Elephants – Interesting Engineering

Scientists have combined satellite imagery and AI to better count endangered elephants. Read more about the study here.



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Monitoring endangered species is vital to help them survive. In order to protect them from poachers or habitat destruction, conservationists need accurate monitoring.
Current methods are prone to error, which could lead to misunderstandings of animal trends and wrongly allocating resources. So a team of scientists from the University of Bath, the University of Oxford, and the University of Twente in the Netherlands, combined satellite imagery with deep learning to detect elephants from space. 

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