The methods applied shed a new light on the possibilities of research and management of animal populations with the help of modern tools and current scientific achievements.
It is a tool directly supporting the process of estimating the status of the game's population. It is adapted for use in field conditions due to its transparency and simplicity.
The project of the Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS and Taxus SI is a response to the lack of a universal method for estimating the population of large game. The main goal of the project is to develop a new method of hoof monitoring using thermal imaging cameras, unmanned aircraft and verification of its usability and potential advantage over existing methods. The project is run as part of the Applied Research Program of the National Center for Research and Development, implemented from 2015 and will last until the end of 2018.
The Taxus SI project implemented in cooperation with the Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS and the University of Warsaw is a continuation of the earlier project. The main objective is to verify the innovative method of inventory of animals in real field conditions. In addition, as part of the project, a method will be developed that uses BSP to estimate damage from animals in large-area agricultural crops. The project is being carried out as part of the funding granted by PGL Lasy Państwowe, implemented from 2017 and will last until the end of 2020.