An international research team led by Oxford University has developed a new method of investigating African elephants using satellite imagery and artificial intelligence.
♦ This method uses satellite orbits capable of capturing images of more than five thousand square kilometers in space. Then, the captured image is processed through a deep learning model, which will detect the elephant and eliminate other objects.
♦ The international team used a customized data set to cover thousands of elephants in South Africa.
♦ This method eliminates the risk of double counting. In addition, it can conduct repeated investigations in a short period of time.
♦ This method can identify calves separately.
♦ The number of elephants in India is 27,312. The Indian elephant is one of the three subspecies of the Asian elephant.
♦ In 1986, Asian elephants were listed as “endangered” in the IUCN Red List. They have been included in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora India launched the ♦ ♦ ♦ “Elephant Project” in 1992 to provide financial and technical support for wildlife management.
♦ The project plans to extend the life of elephants in their natural habitat by protecting their habitat and migration corridors.
♦ There are 138 elephant corridors in India. 28 of these states are interstate highways, and 17 are international state corridors.
♦ The Elephant Corridor is a narrow land that connects two large elephant habitats. They are essential to reduce animal deaths caused by accidents.