saving elephants with SMS

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印度部分熱帶雨林被開發種植咖啡豆及茶葉,亦是2000頭大象的棲息地。收採員經常摸黑走進田園收割,當他們遇上象群,會發生意外而造成傷亡。一個保育學家研究出一個程式,能偵測象群的所在地,並以電話簡訊發送給收採員,大大減低傷亡數字。

part of the rainforest in India has turn into tea and coffee plantations, and about 2000 elephants inhabits in those area. workers would need to walk through the dark in the plantations and accidents happened when they run into the elephants. to avoid the elephant-human conflict, a conservationist created a warning system to keep track of the elephants’ moves and inform the people with SMS. this systems greatly cut down the death rate caused by these conflicts.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/29/indian-conservationist-wins-whitley-award-for-saving-elephants-via-sms

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