Counting stars: Illegal trade of Indian star tortoises is a far graver issue

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  • November 10, 2015
  • Patterned with star-like figures on their shells, Indian star tortoises can be found in private homes across Asia, where they are commonly kept as pets. One can also see them in religious temples, praised as the living incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. How did they get there? Suspicious of a large-scale illegal international trade […]

    When cars and wildlife collide: Virtual reality could prevent real-life road accidents

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  • August 5, 2015
  • Roadside Animal Detection Systems (RADS), which use sensors to detect large animals on the road and to alert drivers by activating flashing lights on warning signs, could be the answer for preventing numerous wildlife casualties. Such systems have been tested with varying degrees of success since the 1990s. Researchers from the University of Central Florida […]