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Spotting Cheetahs

Spotting Cheetahs: Identifying Individuals by Their Footprints

Article DOI: 10.3791/54034 09:47 min
May 1st, 2016


Summary May 1st, 2016

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an iconic, endangered species, but conservation efforts are challenged by habitat shrinkage and conflict with commercial farmers. The footprint identification technique, a robust, accurate and cost-effective image classification system, is a new approach to monitoring cheetahs.


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