UMass Amherst Beast Cam Builds a Digital Noah’s Ark

According to the World Wildlife Federation, at least 10,000 different species are driven to extinction by man-made causes each year. The Beast Cam, new type of 3-D digital photography developed at UMass Amherst, is helping to catalog as many of the world’s species as possible. Researchers at UMass and around the world hope the images will provide records of species that may go extinct in the future, while also helping to save some currently endangered animals from extinction. Carrie Saldo brings us the story of this “Digital Noah’s Ark.”  

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This segment was originally aired on February 28, 2018.