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ANU’s radio-tracking drone can locate radio-tagged wildlife

Although scientists may never remove all that is mysterious in our wildlife, researchers from the ANU have taken a chunk of the frustrating aspect of their work out of the equation.

About eight years ago Dr Debra Saunders from the Fenner School of Environment and Society was trying to track dynamic migratory birds such as the swift parrot. She was talking about the difficulties to another wildlife ecologist researching lions in Africa. Both scientists were tired of the cat and mouse task of tracking down animals.

24 AUGUST 2015

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ANU researcher Dr Debra Saunders, with Jeremy Randle and Oliver Cliff of the University of Sydney, with their tracking drone. Photo:

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