New technologies for wild and free-ranging animal monitoring

May 12, 2021 | Vidzeme, Latvia

The Institute for Environmental Solutions, a member of the Biobord network, organized an online workshop “New technologies for monitoring of large-bodied wild-animals and free-ranging livestock: challenges and opportunities”, which took place on the 5th of May 2021.

The purpose of the workshop was to share the experience on the use of drones and other remote sensing technologies for monitoring large-bodied wild animals and free-ranging livestock in Finland, Latvia, Norway and Poland. Experts discussed challenges and opportunities for technology adoption in wildlife management, as well as raised the needs and ideas of the future transnational cooperation. The workshop was dedicated to wildlife management institutions, land use management organizations (forestry, agriculture), nature conservation and protection institutions, hunters, veterinary services, owners of free-ranging livestock, researchers, university students, technology developers, infrastructure developers, operators of hunting tourism, and policymakers.

The workshop was a part of an extension stage project “Biobord open innovation platform connecting bioeconomy developers in BSR (ConnectedByBiobord)”, in the framework of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme that is co-financed by the funds from the European Regional Development Fund, flagship project of EUSBSR and project partners.

Please find the workshop materials and videos from here.