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Satellite tracking of threatened species

June 16, 2010

In 1990, a joint effort of two U.S. federal agencies, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, began. We initially joined forces in a project that used satellite telemetry to discover the winter home of a tiny dwindling population of Siberian Cranes. Since then several projects have emerged, and a web site was created to follow some of these activities. This web site is called the Satellite Tracking of Threatened Species and its location is It describes the overall program, and links you to three subsections that describe the projects in more detail: Satellite Direct Readout, Birdtracks, and Birdworld.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1998
Title Satellite tracking of threatened species
Authors M. Williams, A. Lunsford, D. Ellis, J. Robinson, P. Coronado, W. Campbell
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Argos Newsletter
Index ID 5223795
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center