Virtual reality is helping scientists to protect endangered jaguars
April 4, 2016 - Uncategorized
While gamers are definitely excited about the March release of the Oculus Rift headset, virtual reality could do a lot more. For example: Helping scientists build the case for “jaguar corridors” in remote corners of the Amazon.
Kerrie Mengersen, a professor at the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Mathematical Sciences, led a recent expedition to jungle areas in Peru, South America looking for endangered jaguars. The animals are considered near-threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and their numbers are declining due to loss of habitat and other threats. Read more…