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11 Jan 2024

Tracking Cattle and Buffalo in Australia... From Space

In Northern Australia, [scientists are pioneering](https://www.euronews.com/next/2024/01/01/scientists-are-attempting-to-track-1000-cattle-and-buffalo-from-space-using-gps-ai-and-sat) the use of satellites and AI to track 1,000 cattle and buffalo from space. It aims to monitor these feral animals, which pose significant ecological and economic threats. GPS tags, solar-powered and transmitting data to satellites 650 km above, are attached to the animals. This data, combined with Microsoft's Azure cloud service, helps create a digital terrain model to aid in conservation efforts, such as fencing or culling. This could become one of the world's largest remote herd management systems.