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November 25, 2014 AT 5:00 pm

Infrared Technology Aids In Conservation #NatureAndTechnology

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Infrared technology aids in conservation efforts. via blog.nature.org

Infrared technology has many applications for wildlife research, including enabling biologists to more accurately count greater sage grouse in the rugged country of the arid West.
There are many other applications. Here, we showcase video that demonstrates the many ways infrared is aiding conservation research and monitoring.
Infrared allows researchers to detect minor variations in temperature. In these videos, different temperatures show up as different colors – enabling researchers to see creatures in thick forests and at night.
Enjoy these videos, all courtesy of Nature Conservancy partner John Romero of Owyhee Air Research. Romero is pioneering the use of infrared for many field research applications.

In this video, researchers are tracking wolves in a remote Idaho forest.
In the timbered terrain, even a large animal like a wolf is hard to locate. But with an infrared camera, they show up quite clearly. Look closely, and you can even see the radio collars on some of the wolves.
– See more at: http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/11/19/infrared-technology-conservation-wildlife-innovative-video/#sthash.5sMh3Cgk.dpuf

Monitoring wildlife populations for state game agencies is an important application for the technology. These elk are hard to miss, but they can be difficult to count in the rugged, roadless wilderness that comprises much of their range in the American West. – See more at: http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/11/19/infrared-technology-conservation-wildlife-innovative-video/#sthash.5sMh3Cgk.dpuf

Another application for infrared is tracking fire on the landscape. It can show how hot the fire is burning. You can see here the different intensities of a fire in the Hells Canyon region of Idaho. – See more at: http://blog.nature.org/science/2014/11/19/infrared-technology-conservation-wildlife-innovative-video/#sthash.5sMh3Cgk.dpuf

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