Tiger Tracking Via Satellite
By Amelia Meyer
Satellite tracking has proven to be a very effective means of tracking animals, whether they are large or small; flying, swimming or walking on land. The Global Positioning System (or GPS) has received some criticism in the context of using this system or technology on wild animals, as these animals, such as tigers, have been known to destroy the antennae, thereby breaking the satellite link. This is expensive to remedy and bothersome for those having to endure the process of tracking, tagging and following these wild animals. However, this is certainly not the norm, and satellite tracking has been largely successful in many countries and conservation initiatives.