African lion counts miss the mark, but new method shows promise

18 Jun 2020
A young male lion named Jacob stands in the branches of a large sycamore fig tree in the Ishasha region of Uganda. (Credit: Alex Braczkowski)

The current technique used for counting lion populations for research and conservation efforts doesn’t add up, according to a University of Queensland researcher.

But UQ PhD candidate Mr Alexander Braczkowski has been investigating new methods of photographing and data analytics to count lions that could be more widely used.

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