by Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams, Wildlifetek Founder
Wildlife work can pose many challenges to professionals who are striving to better understand and protect wildlife species globally. With species being lost at an alarming rate, never before has this work been so important.
Thermal imaging is an innovative technology that can improve wildlife work by increasing accuracy, reducing cost, increasing efficiency and lowering carbon emissions.
Imagine if more wildlife workers could use a technology like this.
My name is Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams and I am currently conducting research for my book on thermal imaging for wildlife applications. I am on a mission to find 1000 other wildlife professionals who are also using thermal imaging in their wildlife work.
I have been working with wildlife for the past 17 years and have seen huge improvements in my wildlife work since introducing thermal imaging to my toolbox over a decade ago. I have seen how thermal imaging can help us to work smarter for wildlife, and I’m on a mission to help others to learn more about this innovative technology.
Over the next 8 weeks I am going to be collecting data from wildlife professionals around the world to investigate how thermal imaging is being used in wildlife work globally.
This is specifically targeted at wildlife professionals (including wildlife biologists, researchers and ecologists) but, professional or not, I am looking for people like you who care about wildlife to help spread the word about this research.
The way it works is that wildlife professionals need to complete a short questionnaire about their use of thermal imaging in their wildlife work.
Anyone can help by sharing the link to the questionnaire which can be found at www.wildlifetek.com/research using the hashtag #thermalwildlifework
Please get involved and spread the word about this research and I look forward to sharing the results with you very soon!