Radio collar

Radio collar is a lightweight belt fixed on the necks of wild animals to track their movement in real-time using GPS. The real-time monitoring helps officials prevent human-animal conflict in forest regions close to human settlements.
The Odisha forest department is set to fit radio collars on seven elephants in the state to track and prevent them from entering human settlements. It has decided to fit radio collars onto elephants from Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary as well as those in the Similipal Tiger Reserve. This method has been used by states like West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Assam to prevent human-elephant conflict.


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