Lion Guardians U.S. via Crowdrise
December 09, 2014
BENEFITING: Lion Guardians U.S.
EVENT DATE: Oct 04, 2014
You can help us "Make the LINC" - Support Us Today with our Matching Funds Campaign and Double Your Impact!
The Lion Identification Network of Collaborators (LINC) will be a cutting-edge open platform for lion data aggregation and identification. LINC has the potential to revolutionize the way the scientific community reports and accesses data. Its use will generate a rich source of information from basic data to broad scale lion population patterns and migratory corridors that can then be shared widely to aid conservation efforts across all of East Africa.
The tool will use an open database paired with the latest computer vision techniques, accessed via an online web portal. These tools will enable lion researchers to accurately monitor lion populations and the connectivity between them. This greater understanding of broad scale lion populations allows more effective conservation across what remains of African lions rangelands.
LINC’s development, although spearheaded by Lion Guardians, is a collaborative effort with lion researchers across East Africa and software developers around the world. The software development will be led by IEF R&D in the USA.
The development of LINC will cost a little over $60,000. Two of our supporters have pledged $30,000 as a matching gift for this campaign. Double your donation and support broad-scale lion conversation across large landscapes - help us "Make the LINC”.