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Message 2010 - Posted: 29 Oct 2013, 17:48:47 UTC

Is there going to be any other species included in Wildlife@home? If yes, when?
It would be grate to have some diversity!

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Message 2209 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 18:23:06 UTC - in response to Message 2010.

The only species we have videos for are sharp-tailed grouse, least tern, and piping plover. I am not sure how many of each had been added to the website, but I know the computer folks are uploading more all the time.

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Message 5074 - Posted: 2 Apr 2015, 18:57:19 UTC - in response to Message 2010.

Good news! We will be adding several more birds species this summer (2015) to the website. There will be Blue-winged teal added as part of a collaborative project with Ducks Unlimited. We will also be adding nesting video from Snow geese and Common Eiders as part of a collaboration with Hudson Bay Project and Parks Canada. We also will be adding projects that use still images rather than video.

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Message 5632 - Posted: 14 Jul 2015, 14:53:31 UTC - in response to Message 5074.
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Good news! ... We will also be adding nesting video from Snow geese and Common Eiders as part of a collaboration with Hudson Bay Project and Parks Canada. We also will be adding projects that use still images rather than video.


I was browsing some of the still shots and came across a few pictures of "bear bait".



I know , I know, the bears are scarce in June.

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Message 5633 - Posted: 14 Jul 2015, 18:10:15 UTC

Is this photo snap from video? Incredibly good quality...

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Message 5635 - Posted: 14 Jul 2015, 18:47:33 UTC - in response to Message 5633.
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Is this photo snap from video? Incredibly good quality...

no, they switched to stills of snow geese etc.
snow geese and bear bait
it's from the archives they will be letting us classify later on

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Message 5643 - Posted: 14 Jul 2015, 20:38:42 UTC - in response to Message 5635.

Is this photo snap from video? Incredibly good quality...

no, they switched to stills of snow geese etc.
snow geese and bear bait
it's from the archives they will be letting us classify later on


Yes, we have an interface we're working on for this that's basically done. But I'm trying to get the rest of the projects we have here working right before adding another one to the pile!!

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Message 5789 - Posted: 10 Aug 2015, 4:02:50 UTC - in response to Message 5643.

I'd like to do some work on the below, perhaps this would be possible? Are other species in wildlife@home critically endangered?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-10/bangladesh-shoots-dead-six-alleged-tiger-poachers/6685048

Nobody can decide whether there are 440, 200, 106 or less of the Bengal tiger left in one of its last remaining habitats in the world.

I expect the tiger would lend itself to automated analysis due to the stripes.

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Message 5790 - Posted: 11 Aug 2015, 6:01:15 UTC - in response to Message 5789.

I'd like to do some work on the below, perhaps this would be possible?.

I'm not sure but I don't think Bengal Tigers, which are you obviously referring, are resident in North Dakota. That's where this project is hosted. It would probably take a lot of money and work to get videos from this species... and it probably would be a "little bit" dangerous I assume.

Are other species in wildlife@home critically endangered?

See the short descriptions of the birds. Terns and plovers are both listed as endangered/threatened.
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Message 5791 - Posted: 14 Aug 2015, 2:07:12 UTC - in response to Message 5790.

I'm not sure either, but I think you might be right. Although there might be one or two in a zoo somewhere....

You might also be right about it being a little bit dangerous. But then again, it will be a little bit sad if there are no more Bengal tigers. It's not like they will be the first, or the last. And all those little bits of sad add up, ultimately to something much worse than sad.

I guess I'm suggesting that this project engage in some kind of outreach - if the technology is good, please find a way to share it with the wider world.

Maybe they can send you datasets. They will welcome all the encouragement they can get, even if it's just a list of contacts, some code, or remotely provided technical support. They are putting their own lives at risk to do this work. I don't think it's right to let them do that without offering some kind of assistance. If the roles were reversed, I'm certain you would appreciate the same.

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Message 5845 - Posted: 2 Sep 2015, 15:28:25 UTC

Our focus has been mostly on bird nests, but some of their predators are also of interest. As a result, the primary threatened/endangered birds are the plovers and terns currently on Wildlife@Home.

All of our camera monitoring is either in North Dakota (USA) or northern Manitoba (Canada). Thus, no tigers or many big cats. There are mountain lions in the state, but generally have not been in areas where we work.

When we get the Hudson Bay Project images and video on the website, you have chances to see grizzly and polar bears.

As for the tigers, there are a lot of questions about how many there are because they are hard to sample for various reasons. There are folks that study them, just not our group.


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