CDR from the air – tracking those feral cats

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on 14 Jul 2013 
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Since late March we've had 14 feral cats fitted with GPS collars at Charles Darwin Reserve. The collars are programmed to take a GPS reading every 2.5 hours, which will potentially provide us with 10,000+ cat locations.

Last week we radio-tracked the animals from the air using a light aircraft and managed to pick up the locations of two of the animals, one of which was 12km south of where we first caught and released it.

Some photos attached were taken from the plane and show images of CDR and the surrounding landscape from the air, including Mongers Lake, Mt Gibson, mining operations and granite outcomes. Next week we will be doing some vehicle-based radio tracking at dusk and into the night to find the locations of the remaining cats and start the process of recovering the collars so we can check the data out. 

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