Thursday, 31 August 2017

NEWSLINK: Satellite collars can save big cats in the wild, say biologists

Satellite collars, though possibly detrimental to their daily activities, can save the wild cats from being killed by humans, international big cat biologists say.

Domestic animals are easy prey for a carnivore. Attacks on them often lead to retaliation the world over by locals. “While documenting the diets of puma and jaguar using GPS (global positioning system) collars, we were notified many times that ‘I would have killed a jaguar I observed, but I was afraid it may have had a GPS collar on it’,” Ron Thompson and Ivonne Cassaigne, North America’s most experienced big cat biologists, said.

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