Elephant Radio Tracking2015
By Amelia Meyer
Radio tracking is still popular, although being fairly outdated and replaced by GPS / satellite or other modern tracking methods. It was designed and implemented as a solution to keeping track of elephants, regardless of how extensive their movements. This was in response to the previous misconception that elephants could be confined within certain areas or bands as a response to poaching and various environmental factors. Once it was discovered that some of the elephants do actually cross the invisible borders that they previously obeyed, it became clear that a new method of keeping track of them had to be designed. Radio tracking involves attaching a receiver to the elephant in the form of a collar. This then allows scientists to get readings from the elephant with relatively little interference after the collar has been attached.