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Geospatial tech to reduce risk of crocodile attack

Sandakan, Malaysia: The Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), Malaysia, using geospatial technology for crocodile tracking under crocodile conservation programme. It aims to reduce risk of crocodile attacks on humans working in plantations.
The SWD and Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC) fitted a satellite tag on the four-metre-long saltwater crocodile in the Kinabatangan area which houses the longest river in Sabah, known for its abundant concentration of wildlife. This remote-sensing device will track the movement of the crocodile in view of the rising number of crocodile attacks near rivers in oil-palm plantation-saturated Sabah, which experts claim have affected the feeding habits of many large predators.
SWD director Dr Laurentius Ambu said that this is the first time in Borneo and possibly in Southeast Asia that a saltwater crocodile has been tagged with a remote-sensing device. “It is the start of a long-term research and conservation programme initiated by our department and the Danau Girang Field Centre,” he added.
Source: FreeMalaysiaToday.com