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3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

3D printing transforms wildlife tracking

Written by David

May 30, 2019

Brady Neiles, who works for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks, devotes himself to the conservation of wildlife, fisheries, and state parks of the Western Great Plains – currently, he is dedicated to safely tracking wildlife. The current method of tracking juvenile animals involves surgically implanting a radio transmitter into their bodies – which can lead to injury, migration to other areas of the body, and even fatalities in some instances. When it was decided that Game, Fish & Parks wanted to use implants, he needed to come up with a solution – Neiles aimed to track wildlife populations without the harms associated with implantation. For more information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing 2019-2029 . “What we’re looking for as the end goal is a population growth rate for bobcats in the Black Hills, and a survival estimate. So, to get a specific growth rate, which helps […]

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