The Wildlife Tracker: a real-time GIS tool for Nature Conservation

Bryan R. Vallejo
GIS4 Wildlife
Published in
7 min readJul 30, 2021

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Wildlife tracker for real-time tracking and movement analytics

Image by the Author. Head of Wildlife Tracker website www.gis4-wildlife.com. Photo credits: Jesse van Vliet in Unsplash.

INTRODUCTION

Thanks to the advances in data streaming and tracking technologies the Wildlife Tracker is software capable of revealing animal behavior in real-time visibility. The projects for Nature Conservation have a wide range of research paths where this software can be implemented if tracking technologies are available. Some applications that can be assisted are:

  • Ecosystem delimitation for management of Protected Areas
  • Animal behavior analytics (foraging, nesting, etc)
  • Protection of migration routes of wildlife
  • Identification of hot spots of movement

This software is capable of real-time geo-visualization and its development includes movement analytic’s algorithms with movingpandas that can reveal the behavior of wildlife such as places where they stop. In the first release, the software includes real-time data streaming and movement analysis in personalized and customized platforms. It means that institutions dedicated to Nature Conservation will be able to implement the software in their projects for a monthly cost. Ask for a free trial.

Take a look at the Wildlife Tracker Website!

This project started its journey in July of 2021 and keep developing capabilities with ambition. Wildlife Tracking is a topic that demands a huge amount of data globally that serves Nature Conservation Management. That is why we are using Movebank as our database. It supports the security of data, access with user’s credentials, and the satellite live feed from Argos.

“The vision is to provide services that let institutions manipulate huge amounts of data with communicative geo-visualization that can be used for Nature Conservation Management in short time response”

The need for Nature Conservation is highly demanded in Marine Ecosystems due to the pressure of the Fishery Industry. The same as continental Protected Areas where Forestry and Oil

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Bryan R. Vallejo
GIS4 Wildlife

Geospatial Scientist | @BryanRVallejo | Supporting GIS community to automate spatial analysis | Get full access to my stories: https://bit.ly/3yjLsSL