ZEKE DAVIDSON : Human/Wildlife Conflict

video How the latest technology is helping understand the endangered Grevy's zebra.

the remote and rugged terrain of northern Kenya presents many problems when conducting wildlife research as it is difficult to find and follow individual animals. This fascinating video shows how the latest technology is helping us understand how the endangered Grevy's zebra live in this harsh landscape. Watch as Marwell Wildlife's field biologist Dr Zeke Davidson as he places a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) enabled collar onto a female Grevy's zebra. Using the mobile phone network, the collar reports her positions hourly, allowing us to track her movements in great detail. By understanding how the Grevy's zebra move through the landscape, including where they spend the majority of their time, which water sources are important and where they find their food, we can develop conservation strategies and help conserve these endangered equids for future generations. This project is a collaboration of all members of the Grevy's Zebra Technical Committee. Find out more at http://www.marwell.org.uk/conservation Category: Science & Technolog