Neck strap introduced to track female elephants


The Wildlife Authorities said that measures have been taken to introduce neck straps which emit electronic signals in order to track female elephant movement patterns.

The initial stage of the project was launched at the Polonnaruwa, Minneriya and Kaduwela National Conservation parks.

The Wildlife officers said that each neck strap costs around Rs. 700,000 and that they emit electronic signals every four hours.

The officers also assured that this device could ease to determine the route tourist should travel.

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