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Satellite telemetry and wildlife studies in India: Advantages, options and challenges

Current Science

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Abstract

Greater spatial coverage, accuracy and non-invasiveness of satellite technology make it one of the best tools to track long-distance migrants, which is otherwise difficult using conventional radio telemetry. In this article, we review the evolution of satellite telemetry and its application. We provide examples of three recent studies in India that have demonstrated and created a widespread appreciation of the use and benefits of satellite telemetry among biologists and managers. We also discuss the future prospects of this technology vis-a-vis benefits and challenges in the Indian subcontinent.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Satellite telemetry and wildlife studies in India: Advantages, options and challenges
Series title:
Current Science
Volume:
85
Issue:
10
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Current Science Association
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
1439
Last page:
1443