The objective of environmental monitoring is… to alert us if and when human actions are having a negative impact on nature.
South African scientist Louis Liebenberg made it his life’s work to revitalize the art of animal tracking, but the computer program he developed in pursuit of this mission has had much wider applications. The CyberTracker, which can be
used on a smartphone or handheld computer, enables Southern Africa’s Bushmen to select icons that depict the behaviour of animals. Designed to protect species and ecosystems by monitoring and gathering data, the device has proved extremely
versatile, and is now being used for scientific research, citizen science, education, farming, social and health surveys, crime prevention and disaster relief. The CyberTracker, available as freeware, has been downloaded more than
100,000 times by users in more than 200 countries.<br><br>In 2013, to further enhance the status of tracking, Liebenberg published a book, his fifth, titled <i>The Origin of Science: On the Evolutionary Roots of Science
and its Implications for Self-Education and Citizen Science</i>. He continues to refine and update his revolutionary tracking device.