Feral camels tracked by satellite

Feral camels tracked by satellite

27 October 2011

published by www.abc.net.au

Australia — Collars tracked by satellite have been attached to 25 feral camels in the Simpson Desert to monitor their movement.

Biosecurity SA will track the camels over four years to improve knowledge of how they congregate.

Project manager Nick Secomb says two good seasons have created numerous food sources and the camels have dispersed across a wide area.

He says landholders also are being asked to help keep watch.

“There just been a fairly large bushfire go through a lot of that country so we get to see how the camels respond and that’ll help us decide how we can best manage them,” he said.

“They are sort of pretty well spread out at the moment and it will be interesting to see how they respond as things dry out and in response to things like this bushfire.”

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