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Wildbook

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Wildbook is an open-source[1] software project for collecting and studying data, photographs, videos and other information about wildlife for ecological study, such as population modeling using mark-recapture.][2][3][4][5] It is maintained by the 501(c)(3) organization non-profit Wild Me.

Technology[edit]

Wildbook is written in Java and Python and employs computer vision and machine learning to identify individual animals based on photo identification.[6][7][8]

External links[edit]

Notes and reference[edit]

  1. Github open-source repository for Wildbook
  2. Anne Casselman, "How artificial intelligence is changing wildlife research" National Geographic, Nov. 13, 2018
  3. Bonnie Burton, "New 'Facebook' for animals could help protect endangered wildlife" c-net, Jul. 3, 2018
  4. Rachel Nuwer, "How Eavesdropping on Elephants is Keeping Them Safe" BBC, Jan. 1, 2019
  5. Gilbert Koech, Hope for endangered Grevy’s Zebra as census shows population rising, Kenya Star, Jul. 2, 2018
  6. Roberta Kwok, "AI empowers conservation biology" Nature, Mar. 4, 2019
  7. Computer Vision and Intelligent Agents for Wildlife Conservation with Jason Holmberg This Week in Machine Learning podcast, Jul. 23, 2018
  8. Annie Sneed, Astronomy Tool Helps ID Sharks, Scientific American, Jul. 18, 2018


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