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The Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions program strives to be active on the front lines of conservation work. Below are picture albums and videos from our current projects, as well as publications from our team members, news stories and links related to our three main projects. Be sure to also check out our blog for written updates from RESOLVE!

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How can technology improve the work of front-line conservationists and wildlife biologists? BWS reports on results of a technology needs assessment

RESOLVE’s BWS team surveyed nearly 100 field practitioners to better understand the wildlife problems they face and the capacities they need to improve outcomes. From longer-lasting batteries to real-time animal tracking, communications under forest canopies, and theft-proof camera traps, rangers and researchers suggest technologies they could use on the job.  View the full report here (working copy)Related Projects: Wildtech

New Paper Analyzing the State of Tiger Habitat Across the Species’ Range | Tracking changes and preventing loss in critical tiger habitat

RESOLVE’s BWS team and colleagues at University of Minnesota, World Resources Institute and Smithsonian Institution found that less than 8 percent (79,600 square km) of global tiger habitat was lost between 2001 and 2014, less than was feared but enough to have supported roughly 400 tigers. Most forest loss occurred where palm oil plantations are driving deforestation. Tigers need large areas to survive, and the global population stands at fewer than 3,500. Read the full paper, published in Science Advances Related ProjectsGlobal Forest Watch – Biodiversity

Paper on Guiding Agricultural Expansion Identifies 125M ha of Suitable Land | Guiding Agricultural Expansion to Spare Tropical Forests

RESOLVE’s Dr. Eric Dinerstein and colleagues at Woods Hole Research Center, World Wildlife Fund, and University of Minnesota have identified 125 million hectares (309 million acres) of degraded lands in the tropics that could support expansion of commercial agriculture for another 25-50 years without clearing more pristine rainforest. Read the full paper, published in the journal Conservation Letters, here Related Projects: Biodiversity Leadership Forum, Global Forest Watch – Biodiversity

New blog post from Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Director Dr. Eric Dinerstein | Why I Joined Resolve

For much of the past 25 years, I had a dream job—serving as WWF’s Chief Scientist and VP for Science, a coveted position that took me all over the world to work on behalf of endangered species and their habitats. The chance to continue to pursue my life’s mission entered a new chapter, when, six months ago, Steve D’Esposito, the President and CEO of RESOLVE, made me one of those proverbial offers you can’t refuse  …moreRelated Projects:  WildTechBiodiversity Leadership ForumGlobal Forest Watch – Biodiversity, Wildlife Technology Needs Assessment


Pictures and Video

Album | The Elephant – Drone Program: Advanced Drone Training for Wildlife Rangers, Tarangire National Park Tanzania, February 2015

Check out pictures from the latest Human-Elephant Conflict – Drone training workshop we conducted at Tarangire National Park in partnership with the Mara Elephant Project and Tanzania’s wildlife departments. The goal of the training was to provide advanced training for rangers from our November training session, and to develop a model for ranger-to-ranger drone training.

Album | Human-Elephant Conflict – UAV Training Workshop, Tarangire National Park Tanzania, November 2014

Check out pictures from the recent Human-Elephant Conflict training workshop we conducted at Tarangire National Park in partnership with the Mara Elephant Project and Tanzania’s wildlife departments. The goal of the training was to assess the viability of small quadcopter Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs) as a method for mitigating human-elephant conflict (HEC). Curbing this conflict is now generally viewed as essential for the survival of elephants in the wild, as it ensure a peaceful co-existence between people and wildlife …more

Video | WATCH – RESOLVE Drone is Used to Rescue an Elephant from Poacher’s Arrow in Maasai Mara, Kenya

The poisoned arrow was still sticking out of the elephant’s leg when rangers found it. It had been shot by a poacher and had fallen behind its herd. RESOLVE’s partner in Kenya, the Mara Elephant Project, wanted to provide veterinary treatment, but could not safely reach the elephant. Unless Mara intervened, the elephant was likely to die. As luck would have it, Mara had recently received a small unmanned aerial vehicle (or drone) from RESOLVE’s new WildTech program …more

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