Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, September 16, 2019

Two Great Indian Bustards tagged with GPRS system in Desert National Park

 

 

 

 

A team of experts from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, along with officials of the Rajasthan Forest Department have fitted two Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) with GSM GPRS system at the Desert National Park in Rajsthan’s Jaisalmer district, according to a media report.

 

The team is currently in the process of attaching GPRS to two other GIBs in the Ramdeora area. The report noted that the GPRS tags were less than one per cent of the birds’ body weight and would be charged automatically using solar heat.

 

They would help in getting information of how the birds moved across landscapes as well as where they went to make nests and raise their chicks.

 

 

 

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