Wildtrack, a conservation organisation, is using footprint identification technology to save endangered species in the wild.
SAS business intelligence software is used to identify animals and assess group numbers.
Wildtrack analyses the data collected from animal footprints using algorithms on geometric profiles derived from digital images of the footprints.
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The data is analysed and compared with other footprints in the database using software from SAS and JMP, a business unit of SAS.
The software is customised for each species and current projects include tracing the world's most endangered black rhino subspecies in Cameroon.