Google’s New AI Project Could Be a Conservation Game Changer
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Google’s New AI Project Could Be a Conservation Game Changer

A camera trap captured this jaguar in the Nouragues Natural Reserve, French Guiana.Photo: Emmanuel Rondeau (WWF France)All around the world, conservationists and biologists have hard drives full of millions of camera trap photos. Going through these images can be laborious and time-consuming, but a new program—a partnership between Google and several conservation organizations—simplifies the process…

New Count of Endangered Mountain Gorillas Suggests Conservation Is Working
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New Count of Endangered Mountain Gorillas Suggests Conservation Is Working

Mountain gorillas. Image: IUCNThe total population of free-ranging mountain gorillas is now 1,063, according to an encouraging new survey.Population figures for mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are heading in the right direction, according to new census findings provided by Fauna & Flora International, a conservation group that works to protect the endangered species. At 1,063…

Conservation after Conflict in Colombia
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Conservation after Conflict in Colombia

Seeking a sustainable economy, the country wants to capitalize on its astonishing biodiversityFat purple clouds had been gathering all day above Cubará, kicking up a dusty wind and cloaking the forested hills in shadow and mist. When the rain finally came, it came as a torrent, hammering metal roofs, overflowing ditches and transforming roads into…

These species went extinct in 2019
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These species went extinct in 2019

The creatures that went extinct or likely went extinct in 2019 are as follows: 1. The Hawaiian snail Achatinella apexfulva: The last known member of its species, “George” died in a tank in a Hawaiian lab on New Year’s Day. The species is likely extinct, said David Sischo, the snail extinction prevention program coordinator at…