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8 Mongolian gazelles were fitted with satellite collars



Posted on 28 October 2019
The gazelles were set free after getting collared, also age and gender data has been collected.
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WWF-Mongolia in cooperation with Tottori university have put satellite tracking collars on 8 Mongolian gazelles in central part of Mongolia to obtain migration data. A joint work has been carried out for a period from September 29 to October 7 2019, with the help of specialists of Environmental department of Dornogovi aimag and local residents. 
The team slowly guided the gazelle herds with cars and motorcycles into a net. As they got closer, a few gazelles have been chased and caught into the net. Specialists  said “We successfully completed our study. In order to comfort the gazelles, we wrapped their eyes with soft cloth wraps and tried our best not to make a noise. The gazelles were set free after getting collared, also age and gender data has been collected. Not more than 5 minutes were spent on each gazelle. Collaring gazelles will able us to study their migration and distribution range”.
WWF-Mongolia initiated wildlife friendly passage national standard which was approved in 2015. In order to mitigate a threat from fragmentation and proper implementation of the standard, WWF-Mongolia aimed to scientifically designate potential locations of wildlife crossings along the current railroad and railroad to be built through central and eastern Mongolia that would cut the main habitat of Mongolian gazelle. Under this effort, WWF-Mongolia specialists put satellite tracking collars on 24 individuals of Mongolian gazelle in 2017 and 2018.
The gazelles were set free after getting collared, also age and gender data has been collected.
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WWF-Mongolia specialists put satellite tracking collars on 24 individuals of Mongolian gazelle in 2017 and 2018.
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