I am a PhD researcher at the University of Suffolk, studying community-based wildlife management in the Peruvian Amazon. My project uses autonomous audio recorders and camera trapping to measure species occupancy of medium-large mammal species, and hunting activity being carried out by indigenous Maijuna communities. I am using wildlife monitoring technology to explore the sustainable hunting of species within the Maijuna-Kichwa Regional Conservation Area (MKRCA), working with hunters to ensure the long-term security of their cultural rights to hunt wild meat for their survival, and the conservation of threatened mammal species. The results of my research will be used in the construct of a sustainable management plan for the area, using machine learning tools to autonomically identify primate and gunshots recorded in the forest.
Interested in any advice or experience constructing convolutional neural networks, particularly for audio data, but camera trap data also.