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Animal Population Estimation Using Flickr Images

  title={Animal Population Estimation Using Flickr Images},
  author={S. Menon and Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf and Emre Kıcıman and Lucas N Joppa and Charles V. Stewart and Jason Remington Parham and Jonathan P. Crall and Jason A. Holmberg and Jon Van Oast},
While the technologies of the Information Age have produced staggering amounts of data about people, they are by and large failing the world’s wildlife. Even the simplest and most critical piece of information, the number of animals of a species, is either unknown or is uncertain for most species. Here, we propose to use images of wildlife posted on social media platforms, together with animal recognition so‰ware and mark-recapture models, to estimate population sizes. We show that population… 

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