GPS System Usage In Wildlife Sector


Global Positioning System is extensively used to asses the types and strength of different wild species. Conservation agencies use GPS enabled devices to monitor movements of animals and birds. The system helps to determine their numbers, breeding patterns, migratory behaviour etc with reliable data. Devices are capable of collecting and storing valuable data which can be retrieved periodically.

The satellite enabled system of data collection does not disturb the species unlike human oriented methods of “search and collect” methods. Information about their behaviour can be obtained by using GPS tracking devices which are at times attached to the animals and birds and operated by remote control. Many experiments are also conducted to study the origin of diseases that afflicts the wild lives and to take remedial measures. The spread of avian influenza among migratory birds and epidemics or injuries suffered by wild animals are detected and treated effectively, thanks to the GPS technology.