Wildbook for African Carnivores


Each individual within these species matters. What if you have photos of individuals that researchers haven't seen before? What if you have photos of individuals in a place they've never been seen before?

Submit your photos of these extraordinary species here, with a few details of the encounter, and the research community has immediate access to the rich data in your images and others in this ever-growing resource.

Wildbook uses advanced computer vision software to find the African Wild Dog, Leopard, Cheetah, Lion or Hyaena in your photos to identify it as a known, or unknown, individual of the species.

11730 identified African carnivores

43125 reported sightings

1681 citizen scientists

229 researchers and volunteers

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Why we do this

“Iconic, rare, spectacular and fearsome, Africa's large predators are among our planet's most revered - and most threatened. Knowledge about these predators' population connectivity is critical to mapping the strategy to ensure their future and the health of the ecosystems Africans and Africa's wildlife depend on. The ACW is the tool that will enable conservationists and wildlife ecologists to document that critical connectivity.”
- JW McNutt, PhD., Director, Wild Entrust; Founder and Director, Botswana Predator Conservation