Navigation Links
WWF peeks into mysterious life of Borneo's pygmy elephants

The same satellite system used by the U.S. military to track vehicle convoys in Iraq is helping World Wildlife Fund shed light on the little-known world of pygmy elephants in Borneo.

This week marks the six-month anniversary of the first pygmy elephant's being captured and outfitted with a collar that can send GPS locations to WWF daily via satellite. Now, for the first time, the public can track the movements of the elephants online through an interactive web map at www.worldwildlife.org/borneomap.

"No one has ever studied pygmy elephants before, so everything we're learning is groundbreaking data," said Dr. Christy Williams, who leads WWF's Asian elephant conservation efforts and worked with experts to use commercial satellite technology to track Asian elephants for the first time. "We will be following these elephants for several years by satellite to identify their home ranges and working with the Malaysian government to conserve the most critical areas."

Five elephants have been collared by WWF and the Sabah, Malaysia, Wildlife Department, with support from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Among the preliminary findings from the study:

„X The elephants' movements are noticeably affected by human activity. Elephants living in areas with the most human disturbance, such as logging and commercial agriculture, spend more time on the move than elephants in more remote areas. One of the collared elephants living near human activity, dubbed Bod Tai, covered a third more ground than did Nancy, who lives in more remote jungle. „X Most of the elephants spend at least some of their time in palm oil plantations or near human habitation, which leads to conflict with people. In recent years, much of the elephants' habitat has been converted to tree plantations that produce palm oil, the leading export crop for Malaysia. „X Each elephant belongs to a herd of 30-50 elephants but often spli
'"/>

Source:World Wildlife Fund


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force
2. Napoleons mysterious death unmasked, UT Southwestern researcher says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: WWF peeks into mysterious life Borneo pygmy elephants

(Date:12/11/2014)... 2014  That blood pressure plays a role in human ... the medical term for high blood pressure – was first ... inflatable cuff that,s used in measuring blood pressure was invented ... new about hypertension, its triggers and its effects. In fact, ... and the best ways to treat it. For ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader in performance ... a staggering demand from its licensees for highly accurate, ... is not solely coming from fitness and health sectors, ... "A wearable is only as useful as the ... the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer adoption of ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 08, 2014 Research ... announced the addition of the "Biometrics Market ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... for projects such as rural banking and upgradation ... major trends witnessed in the market. Besides the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DDS, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC 2
... of chromosomes, and even a small change in this structure ... can lead to severe physical impairment. So it,s no ... frequently a contributing factor, says Prof. Ron Shamir of the ... Now Prof. Shamir and his former doctoral students Michal Ozery-Flato ...
... release is available in Spanish . ... because of their characteristics, produce a certain amount of social ... fact that they are subjected to moral conflicts and ethical ... very necessary from a social perspective, as in the case ...
... Institute scientist Matthias von Herrath, M.D., a world leader in ... seeing his discoveries translated into new therapies to better treat ... may soon get his chance as head of a new ... in 2012 by Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company specializing ...
Cached Biology News:Patterns of chromosome abnormality: The key to cancer? 2Moral imagination as a key to overcoming work-related stigmas 2La Jolla Institute scientist takes quest to conquer Type 1 diabetes to the next level 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 On ... law H.R. 83, the Omnibus and Continuing Resolution ... time, made hydrocephalus a condition eligible to receive ... (CDMRP) administered by the Department of Defense (DoD). ... its allies on Capitol Hill, is celebrating this ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 The report ... at 19.7% by 2019. It also provides a carefully ... strategies and challenges for the market. , Full Copy ... the report, the global market for cell expansion will ... future. It expects this growth to be driven by ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 PharmaBoardroom,s new ... today and available for free download , digs deep ... and growth in the sector today. One area ... has been in developing a homegrown pharmaceutical manufacturing base, even ... still remains some way off. A cursory comparison with neighboring ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... PA & Brussels (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... (CfPIE), the global leader of technical training across ... Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) to provide ... and certification programs —providing access to the more ... partnership extends SCDM members with 10% off when registering ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2The Cell Expansion Market is Expected to Reach $14.8 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 3CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3
... Friday announced the availability of RFID 360, a ... major retailer and Department of Defense compliance. RFID 360 ... RFID implementation environment and schedule. , ,The first software ... others, is RFID Data Manager. Data Manager is designed ...
... engine company, set the business world abuzz with the ... so it released data about its financial performance that ... analysts however, criticized the company and its founders for ... proposed for its stock offering. While some trepidation is ...
... Note: The Wisconsin Technology Network is committed to ... and deployment of technology. We salute the administration and ... help spread the adoption health technology. If you ... should attend the following event. , ,The ...
Cached Biology Technology:RedPrairie announces RFID 360 compliance software 2Why Google Matters 2Why Google Matters 3The doctor is in: Thompson prescribes better health information technology 2The doctor is in: Thompson prescribes better health information technology 3The doctor is in: Thompson prescribes better health information technology 4
Artisan™ Wash Solution (x 50) Additional Information: EU regulatory status: CE US regulatory status: IVD ...
... Secondary Detection System is intended for use ... Antibody reagents, which contain rat and goat ... by light microscopy in paraffin-embedded tissues. The ... also be used with other rat or ...
... Lower operational costs. More efficient interfacing ... limited sample volumes. Industry demands for ... using microbore chromatography for routine applications. ... adequately satisfy the need to operate ...
... The Hepta adaptor for the PDS-1000 He ... be transformed than the standard system. It fits ... system, where it splits the helium shock wave ... gold or tungsten particles over this larger area, ...
Biology Products: