As populations grow, pressure increases on scarce natural resources and the demands being placed on the planet become unsustainable. To address this universal problem, Antelliq is reimagining the way we care for animals. Bringing advances in data technology to Agriculture and Aquaculture, we’re helping farmers contribute to a more socially acceptable and sustainable future.
Monitoring specific animal performance with real-time actionable information is one way we’re helping farmers increase yields, while reducing the environmental footprint. And through monitoring fish populations and migration patterns, Antelliq provides cutting edge real-time data to our environmental and conservation partners – protecting the longevity of fragile ecosystems.
Biomark partners with many entities, including federal government agencies, research facilities, NGOs and non-profit groups – all working towards international conservation and recovery efforts. This is across more than 40 countries requiring multi-lateral cooperation, procedures and goals. There are currently six threatened or endangered turtle species listed under the United States Endangered Species Act: green sea turtle, hawksbill, Kemp’s ridley, leatherback, loggerhead and olive ridley.
Their biggest threats include – entanglement in fishing gear, poaching, and illegal trade of eggs, meat, and shells. They also face habitat destruction and rising sea levels that impact turtle nesting sites. Biomark PIT tags and readers have been distributed worldwide for sea turtle identification, research and tracking.
For organisations involved in the research and conservation of bats, Biomark has specifically developed PIT tag detection systems for collecting robust, meaningful data. This facilitates communication and collaboration among scientists, educators, and the general public on the critical role bats play in environments around the world.
There are many reasons why bats are so important. Fruit-eating bats in the tropics, disperse seeds that are critical to restoring cleared or damaged rainforests. Other species of bats also help control pests by eating insects.
Bats face countless threats including infectious diseases, rabies, white nose syndrome, habitat destruction and wind energy. It’s vital they’re protected, as without their pollination and seed-dispersing services, local ecosystems could gradually collapse as plants fail to provide food and habitat for other wildlife species.