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[Legacy Report] Papua New Guinea:First GPS & Sensor Tracking if Wild Tree Kangaroos
November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In October 2017 Woodland Park Zoo sent me plus an Emmy award winning filmmaker Joe Pontecorvo (www.joepontecorvo.com) to the top of a remote mountain range in Papua New Guinea. I was invited because I designed an electronic tracking collar that acquires weak GPS signals under a cloud forest canopy, along with an innovative integration of altimeter and motion sensor. This research is part of a conservation program that integrates shade-grown coffee, subsistence hunting, and tree kangaroo conservation. First-ever film footage of this rare animal’s behavior plus substantially new biological data from my tracking devices will be featured on a one-hour television special in 2018. Come get a preview of this dramatic NatGeo experience!