Kenya increases elephant security through satellite collars

Kenya increases elephant security through satellite collars

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Nairobi: Wildlife conservationists in Kenya have started tracking four elephants using satellite technology to enhance security in the world famous Amboseli Reserve. A team of scientists, researchers and veterinarians from Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and School of Field Studies (SFS) will fit the elephants with tracking collars in a two-day exercise.

“Monitoring elephant movements in the Amboseli ecosystem is a fundamental prescription of Kenya”s national elephant conservation and management strategy. This scientific study will go a long way in generating accurate, almost real time and up to date information that is critical for managing and conserving elephants on one hand and enhancing local people”s livelihoods on the other,” said Charles Musyoki, Head of species research programmes at KWS.

Source: Times of India