Go on virtual safari with Snapshot Serengeti – and become a researcher!

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    Hello Everyone!

    Go on virtual safari with our latest project: Snapshot Serengeti (http://www.snapshotserengeti.org)! Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tanzania. With an area of nearly 6,000 square miles (14,800 km^2) it is teeming with some of the most recognisable animals in the world: lions, zebra, elephants, wildebeest and more live on the vast savannah and grassland plains.

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota have been trying to count and locate the animals of the Serengeti, and began placing automatic cameras across the park a couple of years ago. They now have more than 200 cameras around the region – all triggered by motion – capturing animals day and night. They have amassed millions of images so far, and more come in all the time.  They need the help of online volunteers to spot and classify animals in these snapshot of  life in Serengeti National Park. Doing this will provide the data needed to track and study these animals, whilst giving everyone the chance to see them in the wild.
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    Snapshot Serengeti also launches a new discussion tool, Talk (like our forum). You can chat about the images you see, as well as collect them together and ask questions of the researchers and the community at large.

    Visit the new site now at http://www.snapshotserengeti.org

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