Dec 29, 2017

Neck strap to track female elephants

Measures have been taken to introduce neck straps emitting electronic signals in order to track female elephant movement patterns, Wildlife authorities say.

The initial stage of the project was launched at the Polonnaruwa, Minneriya and Kaduwela National Conservation parks.

Wildlife officials said that each neck strap costs around Rs. 700,000 and that they emit electronic signals every four hours.