GPS monitoring collars for Thai elephants to follow their activities

Thailand’s wildlife authorities have efficiently tracked and tagged a third of the wild elephant in the Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary within the north-eastern province of Loei (near the Laos border) attaching a GPS collar which can follow the elephant’s actions after many had left their regular grazing grounds for food.
The GPS collars are being connected to 5 elephants and 3 have already been fitted, in accordance with the director of the learning centre for wildlife conservation, of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Supagit Vinitpornsawan.
Each GPS collar weighs roughly 10 kilograms or less than zero.2% of an elephant’s bodyweight. He agreed that some elephants may be ‘annoyed’ once the collars have been hooked up and can try to take away it, but that they eventually adapt and not even discover the GPS collars.
Elephants that leave their pure environment to hunt for food usually tend to damage crops grown by villagers close to the wildlife sanctuaries or nationwide parks.
Hilarious will result in battle between villagers and wild animals.”
The goal is to tag sixty seven elephants, but since 2018 only 11 elephants had a GPS tracker hooked up..

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