Big Cat Brother
Biologist are used to technology in their efforts to study or conserve wildlife, GPS trackers, Trap Cameras are good examples of that. BCB is a huge shift in the use of technology for wildlife protection, BCB uses cutting edge technology not only to record passive information about wildlife but to understand potential situations in real time to provide the proper and early warnings to avoid unwanted situations that put wildlife in danger.
Big Cats, such as #Jaguars, are extremely important to ensure the health of the ecosystem. In their role of top predators they keep under control the number of other species that can be harmful for the environment. As top predators, they are also seen both as trophies and threads. Jaguar - Human conflicts, road accidents and poaching are putting Jaguars under direct threat of extinction, which is dramatic in many senses. The aim of BCB is to mitigate the causes of death that can make these beautiful animals disappear forever.
BCB is not a device, it is a network of cells of intelligent devices that interacts with each other to understand an ongoing situation, for instance, a Jaguar about to cross a road, a Jaguar near a farm or a suspected scene of poaching. It is true that many of these situations can be addressed by education or creating opportunities around wildlife however the other truth is that there will be always people that won't behave as expected. Would you kill one of the remaining 200 Jaguars ? I bet you will answer NO, however, others will do it, sometimes accidentally, sometimes for money or revenge and all these situations can be avoided, both purely by the use of technology and people engagement.
BCB devices use several sensing techniques, from image analysis to sound analysis to understand what is happening and where it is happening in order to early alert authorities and engaged civilians to avoid a fatal ending episode. We can all be part of the solution.
Some BCB devices can be used as stand alone devices for monitoring and, it is my strongest desire, to achieve remote behavior and health tests in the near future.
WE ARE IN
THAT IS NOT
WE ARE ABOUT TO BE GONE FOREVER