Elephant Data No Longer Available
by Mark MacAllister
For over ten years, FieldTripEarth has published detailed location datasets and location maps for elephants satellite collared in Cameroon. We did so because these data and maps are invaluable tools for teachers and students interested in learning about elephants, about wildlife conservation, and about field research.
Effective 5 March 2012, however, we will no longer publish these materials. Elephant poaching activity in Cameroon, and in Africa generally, is on the rise and elephant populations across the continent face increased threats. Therefore, we want to make sure that poachers cannot use our datasets to support their illegal operations—and the only way to do that is to remove them from the website entirely.
We will do everything we can to make these materials available to teachers, students and conservation researchers. Please contact the FTE webmaster for information about obtaining these datasets and maps for educational or research purposes.
About the author:
Mark MacAllister is the Project Coordinator for Field
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