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“This new, innovative technology provides us with the opportunity for continued snowmobile access, while minimizing disturbance to caribou herds,” said Donegal Wilson, executive director of the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, in a written statement.

The GPS equipment was already fitted to a few members of the herd by provincial biologists in 2017, according to a release from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.

Members of the two snowmobile clubs that will have access won’t be able to see the actual GPS coordinates, but rather maps prepared each day to indicate which areas would remain off limits.

Source: CBC News

Date: December 6th, 2019

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/central-selkirk-caribou-gps-1.5384921

Discussion

  1. ” GPS equipment was already fitted to a few members of the herd by provincial biologists in 2017 ” Connecting the GPS data to maps to provide information on where NOT to go is an interesting use of IoT. What is IoT?
  2. In what other ways could you use GPS tracking integrated with maps for conservation efforts?

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