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Students From University of Georgia Track African Predators With GPS Technology

Students From University of Georgia Track African Predators With GPS Technology

10 lucky students from UGA spent the summer in Africa studying the great predators of Kalahari. The team travelled to Botswana for a 28-day study abroad experience through the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. “The main focus of the program was to get an understanding of international wildlife preservation issues,” Luis Candelerio explained, ... Read More
 
GPS Tracking Helps South Sudan’s Elephant Conservation Efforts

GPS Tracking Helps South Sudan’s Elephant Conservation Efforts

Researchers and experts with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and South Sudan’s Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism (MWCT) are doing everything in their power to protect the few remaining elephants in the region. In the 1960s and 70s, there was an estimated 80,000 elephants in South Sudan. Today, there are fewer than 5,000. The ... Read More
 
Bill Gates, Vaccines, & GPS Tracking

Bill Gates, Vaccines, & GPS Tracking

At first, it may be hard to imagine what Bill Gates, the polio vaccine, and GPS tracking might have in common. But the reality is that Bill Gates is one of a group of people using GPS technology to help in the battle to completely eradicate polio from the earth.  The Challenge of Polio Polio ... Read More
 
GPS Technology Helps Fight Huge Tanzania Elephant Poaching Problem

GPS Technology Helps Fight Huge Tanzania Elephant Poaching Problem

Elephant poaching in Tanzania is a massive problem. The elephants are protected, but the prominence of poaching has many skeptical of how serious officials are about enforcing the law. Some are even concerned that the government is complicit and possibly profiting from the poaching. Conservationists are using GPS tracking devices to monitor the elephants. The ... Read More
 
North Carolina Zoo Giving Hope To Endangered Species Thanks To GPS

North Carolina Zoo Giving Hope To Endangered Species Thanks To GPS

There is no question that the human race has taken much from the Earth. More and more, people are taking precious resources the Earth offers us without giving anything back. It isn’t just a US problem: it’s worldwide, and especially in developing nations. If you ask some scientists, they’ll tell you that we’ve already passed ... Read More
 
GPS Devices Could Help Save “Critically Endangered” African Dama Gazelles

GPS Devices Could Help Save “Critically Endangered” African Dama Gazelles

The majestic dama gazelles of Africa are officially listed as “critically endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List for Threatened Species. There is an estimated population of as few as 300 gazelles remaining in their natural habitat. However, there are around 800 healthy gazelles roaming a 20,000-acre ranch in Texas. In ... Read More
 
GPS Devices Used To Track Wild African Elephants In Kenya

GPS Devices Used To Track Wild African Elephants In Kenya

Here at the RMT blog, we’ve posted many stories about GPS technology being used to track wildlife. GPS devices allow researchers to monitor the movement and behavior of wildlife from a distance. This method of tracking is ideal because it doesn’t require human presence to witness the animals’ behavior. Firstly, it is very difficult for ... Read More
 
Zoologists Use GPS to Track Endangered Kenyan Antelope

Zoologists Use GPS to Track Endangered Kenyan Antelope

GPS tracking is one of the easiest new ways to keep tabs on pets. Dogs and cats are fitted with monitoring devices so their owners can know where they’ve been, where they’re going, and what their habits are. Apparently pet lovers aren’t the only ones to use electronic monitoring on their furry friends. Conservationists and ... Read More
 
Rhino Horns & GPS Trackers

Rhino Horns & GPS Trackers

The rhinoceros is one of the most endangered animals in Africa, but GPS trackers may help to save it. The reason for the animal’s critical status is the value of its horn, which in its powdered form now rivals the price of gold. This powder is used in several traditional Asian medicines. The desire to ... Read More