Tiger fingerprints: Using AI to track tiger stripes in order to stop poaching

Images of tiger skins collected by the Environmental Investigation Agency. Building up a database of tigers’ unique stripe patterns will help the wildlife crime investigative agency track illegal trade routes and catch poachers. — EIA

The mystery of Tigress T13 – that’s how one local newspaper in India described the case of notorious wildlife smuggler, Nepalese Lodu Dime, who was arrested in 2018 after years on the run.

Wildlife authorities in Nepal had been on the tail of the 44-year-old smuggles after an Interpol operation seized five tiger pelts and seven sacks of animal parts, including bones, from a vehicle on its way from Kathmandu to Rasuma – a city on the country’s border with Tibet – five years earlier, in 2013.

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Living

If you want to save water, change your cistern
Drinking to good health: The rise of non-alcoholic wine in Germany
How this frigid US city is a haven in climate change era
From Bach to Wagner: Why more students are tuning in to classical music
Heart and Soul: Tracing my family’s roots
Ask the Plant Doctor! How to achieve optimal soil pH and deal with whiteflies
Take what AI generates with a large dose of salt
Dear Thelma: He doesn't want to commit to a relationship, and I feel unfulfilled
The 'death talk': Why it's important for families to talk about death
Why organic matter matters for your garden's health

Others Also Read