My Experience Tracking Rhinos in Namibia with WildTrack

By Katrina Leser, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida My involvement with WildTrack began a little over a year ago while interning at an elephant research and education facility in South Africa. WildTrack was beginning to investigate the possibility of creating an FIT algorithm for African elephants and I…

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Pumas at the end of the World…

Pumas range over all the Americas – this species has one of the widest distributions of all those we study. A few weeks ago some innovative biologists, Alberto Slocker, Ismael Alvaro Barria Oyarzo, Elena Plana and Aintzane Cariñanos wrote to us describing the challenges they face monitoring pumas in the farthest…

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Rhino monitoring in Namibia

WildTrack teams led by Dr Peter Law in Namibia are monitoring black rhino for the Namibian government.  We’re running pilots at three different locations (confidentiality maintained for security) using FIT and matching heel patterns to individuals for quick reference.  Horseback monitoring can also allow our teams to cover more ground…

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