In animal welfare news, a new way to measure biodiversity uses camera stations. Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society based in the United States and Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom have developed the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI). The technique utilizes a network of remote cameras that automatically photographs anything that moves past. The large number of images taken are statistically analyzed to determine distribution of a wide variety of species. Dr. Tim O’Brien of the Wildlife Conservation Society said, “This new methodology will help conservationists determine where to focus their efforts to help stem the tide of biodiversity loss over broad landscapes.”
Our sincere appreciation, researchers from Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London, for your valuable work to help protect our precious co-inhabitants. May all the magnificent animals have safe habitats on a peaceful and sustainable planet.