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Javan Rhino boost

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by taun, 31 Mar 2016.

  1. taun

    taun Well-Known Member

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    Great news ! I know in the early years of the programm searching for footprints was very inportant in indentifying the single animals, now-a-days I guess also camera-traps play an important role.
     
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    I think perhaps a combination of both nowadays? With camera traps particularly, they can identify the individual females/mothers so know they are not over-counting the number of young.

    I see there are calls/suggestions for the female Sumatran rhino captured recently in Kalimantan, to be transferred to Way Kambas in Sumatra.