19 Sep '11, 5pm

11 Ways Technology is Helping to Save Endangered Species

11 Ways Technology is Helping to Save Endangered Species

Unchecked human activity has destroyed animal habitats and disturbed the delicate balance of many ecosystems, reducing the populations of many species near the point of extinction. Our roads, farms, factories, pollution and poaching have caused undeniable harm to animals – now it’s time we use the fruits of our progress to help them. Here are 11 fascinating and uplifting ways in which modern technology is aiding the conservation efforts of species that are disappearing all too quickly. Collecting Gorilla Conservation Data with GPS (images via: wikimedia commons ) Bushmeat hunting and other threats have pushed the Cross River gorilla, which inhabits the tropical forest of the Nigeria-Cameroon border, to the brink of extinction. Fear of humans has led the remaining gorillas to steep, difficult mountain terrain, which makes it difficult for park rangers and conservationists t...

Full article: http://webecoist.com/2011/09/19/11-ways-technology-is-hel...

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