Google Public Policy: How AI is helping local officials protect endangered species in Puerto Rico

Together with Puerto Rico’s US Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DNRA), Google.org grantee Rainforest Connection & local partners are using insights from their AI-powered bioacoustic analysis platform to recommend expansion of protected areas on the island.

To date, RFCx Guardians have collected data from more than 406k hectares of forests across 35 countries and detected 310 near-threatened, vulnerable, endangered, & critically endangered species throughout their projects. With their bioacoustic analysis platform, Arbimon, scientists, conservationists, and nature enthusiasts are now able to efficiently identify and monitor species allowing them to gather actionable insights that are simultaneously more impactful and precise than ever before.

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