The number of raptor surveys conducted in Australia has declined by 24% between 2000 and 2019, resulting in reduced monitoring of Australia’s raptor populations. Raptor monitoring is difficult, requiring substantial time and resources, and there is a need for research to develop new survey techniques.
Novel monitoring methods and technologies that have become available to wildlife science include drones, GPS tagging, satellite imagery, advanced sensors, camera traps, wildlife detection dogs and data targeted location surveys. When applied correctly, these methods can maximise the probability and speed of animal detection. This PhD proposes testing the application of these methods and technologies for monitoring raptors in Australia, determining efficacy compared to traditional techniques.
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