Animal Alert, is the work two young scientists, with a love of animals and a will to help the world. The Cadena Foundation is holding a global competition among schools to submit innovative ideas to deal with natural disasters. We’re eager to track Animal Alert’s progress with a chance to represent India at the competition in Mexico.
Anna and Arati intend to track unusual or irregular behaviour in animal activity through an app and website. The tracking is a means to warn communities of an approaching natural disaster.
We are delighted to share their initiative and encourage A & A to build on this vital concept. They are on a path to build on a globally and historically recognised phenomenon of the animal kingdoms “sixth sense”.
“Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder, who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, reported that birds become restless before earthquakes. In modern times, too, we’ve seen time and again animals behaving strangely before natural disasters – and such diverse species as elephants, dogs, snakes, toads, fish, bees and even ants.”Text: Elke Maier https://bit.ly/2SVOMOy