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12 Ways Technology Is Saving Endangered Species

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2. Smart Collars for Endangered Species

We’ve got smart phones and smart meters and smart grids, and now biologists will have new “smart collars” that use GPS and accelerometer technology to track not only a wild animal’s location but also how it is moving, when it is hunting, what it is hunting – in other words, these collars can tell us its every move. Researchers hope that by knowing exactly what certain species of animals are up to, they can understand them much more thoroughly – and possibly even predict behavior and reduce human-animal conflicts, revolutionizing the way we interact with and manage wildlife.

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5:41PM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

awesome over all

11:29PM PDT on Jun 26, 2012

ABOUT TIME!!!! THANKS FOR THE GOOD NEWS!

4:21AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Love to hear good news.

11:27AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

great news thanks for sharing :)

2:40PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Thanks for the post.

2:33PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

thank u!

1:45PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

THANKS

11:49AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Very interesting, thanks

7:15AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Its great tio hear for once that technology is helping nature rather than destroying it.

1:07AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

All wonderfully clever, so heartening that technology is also benefiting our wild life.

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