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 (http://dutchuas.nl/) and Lian Pin Koh and Serge Wich from the conservationdrones team.
Madeleine Hardus led a paper on the effect of repeated exposures and sociality on novel food acceptance and consumption by orang-utans. This paper is hopefully useful for people working on orang-utan reintroduction.
The Tedx talk I did in Liverpool some time ago is now online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTsMi43Mugo
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.
Erin Vogel lead a new paper on orang-utan feeding ecology that is published in the Journal of Human Evolution.
Drones have a huge potential for community-based conservation projects. In a new paper in Forests we review this: