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Tracking Device Keeps Better Tabs on Wolves

Tracking Device Keeps Better Tabs on Wolves

University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

June 15, 2023

Scientists at Denmark's University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and the Technical University of Denmark worked with researchers at Germany's Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior to develop a way to track wolves and other species more reliably. UCPH's Rasmus W. Havmøller and colleagues came up with a global positioning system (GPS) wildlife tracker powered by the animal's movements. Said Havmøller, "The more an animal moves, the more [kinetic] energy it generates and the more GPS location messages it sends." In addition to GPS capabilities, the Kinefox tracker features an accelerometer to allow wildlife managers to study an animal's condition through its activity patterns.... ' 

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