Wired Wilderness, Technologies of Tracking and the Making of Modern Wildlife

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Summary

A history of the origin, evolution, use and impact of the field of biotelemetry from the radio transmitters fitted on animals in the 1950s. Traces the use of biotelemetry by hunters, animal-rights activists, and conservation groups who turned tagging from a control mechanism to a way to connect with wildlife. Case studies range from game animals in the Midwest United States to tigers and rhinoceros in Nepal, and include Smithsonian research, especially from the National Zoological Park.

Subject

  • Conservation Biology Institute (National Zoological Park)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Citation information

Series Animals, History, Culture

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2010

Topic

  • Biotelemetry
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Field Work
  • Wildlife management
  • Wildlife conservation

Edition

First edition

Physical description

Number of pages : 264 Page numbers : 1-264

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