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Cyber Tracker

Cyber Tracker

Louis Liebenberg and a South African physicist and computer scientist, Lindsay Steventon, created the Cybertracker in 1996. The invention is used to track animals of all shapes and sizes using a satellite navigational system similar to GPS that allows scientists in the comfort of their labs to keep tabs on tagged animals. CyberTracker has been used to monitor gorillas in the Congo, snow leopards in the Himalayas, butterflies in Switzerland, the Sumatran rhino in Borneo, jaguars in Costa Rica, birds in the Amazon, wild horses in Mongolia, dolphins in California, marine turtles in the Pacific and whales in Antarctica.

CyberTracker is being used by indigenous communities, in national parks, scientific research, citizen science, environmental education, forestry, farming, social surveys, health surveys, crime prevention and disaster relief.

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