Our world is changing - advancing climate change is destabilizing our ecological balance, global trade, increasing world population and the clearing of forests purely for the purpose of agriculture and livestock are leading to unforeseeable consequences for humans and animals:
- More and more animals are being displaced from their ancestral habitat in their search for food and are invading human habitat.
- Introduced animal diseases and epidemics threaten not only humans and animals in their country of origin, but increasingly also our immediate environment.
To protect biodiversity, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) have joined forces in the GAIA-Sat-IoT Project.
With the help of technological innovations and scientific expertise, we are generating new synergetic solutions. Our goal is to develop camera tags equipped with sensor-based AI and satellite-based IoT communication, intended for bird and wildlife tagging.
This will allow us to detect, document and counteract animal behavior to ecological changes and processes at an early stage.