One of the newest methods of animal tracking involves the use of GPS units.  Individuals are captured and fitted with a GPS recorder, often attached to a collar.  This unit then records all of the animal's positions at frequent regular intervals over a predetermined period.  Upon recapture, information is downloaded from the GPS unit, providing a detailed map of the animal's movements.  Due to its size/weight, the GPS recorder is at this time still somewhat limited in its applicability, but it promises to be an important research tool for the future, and MRF continues to closely monitor its evolution in the hope of being able to apply it to one or more research efforts.




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