Animal Tracking Enters the 21st Century

Developed by the earliest hunters, wildlife tracking skills remain essential tools for conservation.

RELATED TAGS: ANIMALS, ECOLOGY
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Allan Savory crawled through the dense brush, feeling for indentations beneath the leaves, signs of a lion. Two hired trackers from Botswana had long abandoned the quest, so it was up to him to capture the predator that was killing local cattle. For several hours, Savory tracked both the lion and the trackers. Past the point where trackers lost the path and veered away, he kept on, following “grains of sand on top of fallen leaves,” he says. But eventually, the sand dwindled to noth...
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