You Won’t Believe How Conservationists Are Using Technology!

Whereas radio collars have been used to track movements of wildlife in the past, modern GPS trackers have vastly improved conservationists ability to easily locate and record activities of endangered species.

The University of Nottingham in Malaysia and the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks are using satellite communications to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation efforts amongst their waning elephant population.

Using USB internet modems, the research team is able to receive GPS location transmissions directly in the field, allowing them on-the-ground monitoring of the elephants' behavior and movements.

Find out how researchers are using this data to conserve the elephant way of life:

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