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traditionally were such as of trips through the foliage accounts that sky high nests but a ground breaking study has found a less costly and more time efficient solution using techniques usually reserved for space in twenty eighteen this group of scientists believe a drone over the sap a jungle for six days visit with them %HESITATION imaging cameras it was able to detect the around the towns by just that body heat the team from Liverpool John Moores university at W. W. F. and conservation group who transported forty one around the tank across twenty eight flights and those results are all important as Bonior's around using numbers are dwindling the W. W. F. say the population has declined from two hundred and thirty thousand to around a hundred and four thousand over the last century making the species critically endangered but scientists say the findings are promising and these heat sensing techniques could be a viable alternative to traditional methods the tropics are a very humid area %HESITATION it's very hard to %HESITATION so we weren't sure if if the heat signal offering it saying in an S. would be visible from %HESITATION on the Joan images but fortunately they are we've been extremely successful %HESITATION by with detecting the array of things in their nests from from various heights %HESITATION so we've learned a lot by %HESITATION those results and we found out for instance that even when arrangements are covered by a certain amount of vegetation we can still pick up their signal is great but also investigating machine learning algorithms to help tell the species apart using that unique heat signatures and never such doesn't stop with the rang it's hangs the team will next visit Madagascar with a will be testing the technology on a species of bamboo Lima