New paper on Conservation Drones for Automatic Localization and Counting of Animals

Jan van Gemert (Intelligent Systems Lab Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) led a new paper on using images from drones for automatic localization and counting of animals as part of a collaboration between our colleagues from Dutch Unmanned Aerial Solutions ( and Lian Pin Koh and Serge Wich from the conservationdrones team.

Oil palm development poses a threat to African apes

Although many people are aware of the impact of oil palm development on orang-utans there is much less awareness of its potential impact on African ape species. In a new paper we highlight the potential threat of large-scale industrial oil palm development on African great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos). It is published in Current Biology.

Oil palm development in Africa