Using Cell Technology to Track Species Movement

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The Information Science Branch explored and developed ways to track species locations using a standard cellular phone network. This technology provides more tracking data at a faster rate and lower cost than traditional satellite tracking systems. The initial implementation of this approach currently provides support for the California Condor recovery program and is being extended to include other critical species. These wildlife tracking datasets are crucial for understanding species ranges, seasonal migration patterns, habitat use, effects of habitat disturbance, and individual behavior patterns.