Thursday, 21 November 2019

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CyberTracker in the Media

CyberTracker has already enjoyed worldwide media coverage. To achieve our objectives, ongoing media coverage is essential.

TV coverage of CyberTracker includes: CNN (World-wide), ABC News (USA), BBC News (United Kingdom), BBC (Tomorrow's World, United Kingdom), BBC World (World-wide), Sky TV (World-wide), ITN TV, ABC News (Australia), National Geographic Today (USA), Discovery Channel Europe, Discovery Channel USA, Discovery Channel Canada, VARA, Jules Unlimited (Netherlands), Voxtours (Germany), Africa Journal (Africa-wide), 50/50 (South Africa), Science Matters (South Africa), Carte Blanche (South Africa), a Reuters TV piece shown internationally, also TV coverage in Switzerland, France, Germany and Finland.

Press coverage of CyberTracker includes: Time (International), Economist (UK), National Geographic News (World-wide), New Scientist (United Kingdom), Wired Magazine (USA), Pour la Science (France), Science et Nature (France), Geo (Germany), Eos (Netherlands), Financial Times (United Kingdom), The Times (United Kingdom), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom), USA Today, Chronicle of Philanthropy (USA), Die Woche (Germany), Computer Bild (Germany), Le Point (France), The Australian (Australia), Computerworld (USA), Communications & Networking (Canada), The National Post (Canada), Geographical (United Kingdom), Ethos (United Kingdom), Corriere Della Sera (Italy), Ecologia International (Spain), Pen Computing (USA), Palmtop-Pro Magazine (Germany), and a number of newspapers and magazines in South Africa.

Men’s Health: Yes, You Were Born to Run


runningDuring his first full-throttle "persistence hunt," the South African biologist Louis Liebenberg was working with bushmen in the Kalahari Desert in the early 1990s. Armed with handmade bows and arrows, the hunters had been stalking kudu—a nimble antelope, slightly smaller than an elk. When a young stag split off from the herd, the bushmen ran flat-out after it.

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CyberTracker: des observations localisées

Inventé par le zoologiste amateur Louis Liedenberg, du Cap (Afrique du sud), le logiciel CyberTracker permet à tout un chacun d'inscrire des notes sur un PDA à propos d'une observation faite sur le terrain, et de l'indexer à partir de ses coordonnées GPS.

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Saudi Armaco World: Reading the Sands

Take a look around you," says Abdulhadi Saleh al-Murri, declining a fourth pouring of Arab coffee with a shake of the thimble-sized cup. "As well as our host, at least 10 of the guests in this majlis are notable trackers. All of them are from the Murrah tribe. Half of them work with me in Riyadh."

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New Zealand Surveyor: Palm computers for spatially referenced social surveys in upgrading informal settlements

Conditions in informal settlements are complex, at times violent, and continually changing. Managing these settlements in a way that will result in a functional, healthy urban environment constitutes a major challenge. Effective upgrading strategies require accurate, up-to-date social, economic and spatial information. This is especially so when the information is used for adjudication and titling. Moreover the information should be regarded as legitimate by settlement residents themselves.

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BioKIDS trek through the wild using handheld computers

ANN ARBOR---Elementary school children in Ann Arbor, Melvindale, and Detroit are trekking through the wild---at least, the "wild" life around their schoolyards. With handheld computers at their side, these budding biologists are studying the biodiversity around their schools using software originally developed by professional animal trackers in Africa.

The program, called BioKIDS: Kids Inquiry of Diverse Species, is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the University of Michigan's School of Education and Museum of Zoology, and the Interagency Education Research Initiative (National Science Foundation, Department of Education and theNational Institute on Health). Uniting students, teachers, and biologists, BioKIDS allows students to use a variety of program-specific computer resources to explore how and why animals and humans interact. The students, employing the outdoors as their science lab, ultimately develop field guides for their fellow students to view.

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Texas Park and Wildlife Magazine - Otter Tracking

It is a warm fall day, and a group of TPWD biologists is staring intently at a clue left on the muddy banks of the Neches River. A white note card pointing to a nearby animal track reads, "Who made this track?" Ideas race through the minds of the group members as they attempt to solve the mystery. The track is way too small to be an alligator, but too big to be a mink. There are five toes — with webbing — and nail marks showing. Could it really be? Yes, this track was left by one of Texas' most inconspicuous inhabitants — the Northern River Otter.

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Tracking Life: African and American animal trackers converge to revive their ancient art

THE BEAR LIKED ACORNS, ESPECIALLY WHEN HE FOUND THEM CONVENIENTLY DROPPED ONTO THE SMOOTH DIRT PATH THAT WOUND BEHIND THE CAMP to the river. He also liked grubs -- and the wood pile in camp, with those tidy little chunks of tree all split up nice and paw-handy, made it easy for him. All he had to do was swipe a good rotty one up, hug it close and gnaw until the grubs nestling in the fibers popped out like candy into his mouth. And berries, of course -- who didn't like berries?

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Cape Times: Armed team to target mountain muggers?

An armed reaction team, more staff and the help of a tracking organisation is what Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) says are just a few steps necessary to boost its unsatisfactory security measures - but it cannot implement them without more money. Since Friday, at least 15 muggings have been reported on Cape Town's mountain and a state of readiness security meeting will be held on September 17.

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