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Searching. Photo by Cat Urbigkit.
Searching
Leigh Work of the Wildlife Conservation Society searches for a GPS collar that has dropped from a pronghorn antelope.

Collar. Photo by Cat Urbigkit.
Collar
This pregnant doe is sporting one of the WCS's GPS collars.

Monitored. Photo by Cat Urbigkit.
Monitored
WCS's work attempts to provide insight to impacts of gas development on pronghorn.
Pronghorn research continues
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
November 9, 2007

The Wildlife Conservation Society continues in its long-term study of pronghorn antelope in the Yellowstone region.

Perhaps youve seen people with antennas out walking around on public lands this week and youve wondered what they were doing.

WCSs Leigh Work is one of four people out scouring the sagebrush this week searching for GPS collars. The collars were placed on 50 pronghorn last winter and were set to release during the last week of October/first few days of November. Researchers then use telemetry to find the collars after they have dropped to the ground. Data can then be retrieved from the devices.

WCS has just completed the second year report of a five-year study of pronghorn, being undertaken with funding from Shell Exploration and Production Company. The project is designed to help in understanding the potential for winter-related effects of gas field development in the region.

For more information about WCS, click on the link below.



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