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New Technology in Environmental Conservation

Technologies Making Themselves Felt In Environmental Conservation
Climate change has led to many people becoming more environmentally conscious over the past few years. While this has led to an increasing amount of people using the likes of solar power and more, what many people may not realize is that there have been a few different technologies and innovations over recent years that have also helped with environmental conservation efforts. On top of that, many of these technologies have been focused on different areas and has resulted in somewhat of a more holistic approach to helping battle climate change.

Artificial Intelligence

This is probably one of the more surprising innovations when it comes to environmental conservation, but Artificial Intelligence has been used for a variety of different things. Chief among these has been in relation to deforestation, where it’s been able to predict the likeliness of certain areas losing their forests based on several factors. With that in mind, AI has been having quite a significant impact on combating global warming. On top of this, it can be put to a variety of other uses when it comes to solar power technology and much more.

Laser Mapping

Laser mapping has only been used for a few years when it comes to environmental conservation, but it’s proven effective. This is because it’s been shown to be an accurate way to measure logging in a variety of areas. With this, people can better understand how their logging is affecting the environment and then adapt as necessary. While it’s still not the most affordable way of doing so, it’s become more popular over the past few years, which may help to make it more affordable.

Drones

From when they were first released, drones were largely seen as a hobby for a niche market. However, a variety of industries have seen the benefits that they can have. One such case has been concerning the monitoring of animal habitats and much more. On top of this, they can be used in the measuring of the impacts of certain actions, as well as assessing the Caribbean coral reefs without negatively affecting them. As such, the potential uses for drones in environmental observation are virtually endless.

Camera Traps

Environmental conservation efforts don’t solely focus on trees and plants, but the animals that inhabit them too. This is because the more we know about different species’, the less we can negatively affect them with our actions. As they’ve become so affordable, these camera traps have been deployed en masse in a variety if areas to help monitor local wildlife. This can help us understand them better and to better understand their interactions with nature. As such, we can better understand our impact on them.

Bioacoustics

Assessing the biodiversity of an area can end up being quite difficult depending on the terrain. However, the use of bioacoustics – the sounds different animals make during different seasons – can better help us do so. By doing so, we can better measure the number of animals in the region, as well as how many different species’ are there — the more complex the soundscape, the healthier the biodiversity.

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