Click here to send us your inquires or call (852) 36130518
The Baird's Tapir Project of Costa Rica

What is involved with Tapir Radio Collaring?

We have 12 tapirs radio collared around Sirena Biological Station, Costa Rica. To follow the tapirs we use a telemetry system that sends a signal from the collar to the hand-held receiver. The receiver beeps louder the closer we are to the collared tapir. However this does not tell us exactly where the tapir is--only the general area. To find out where the tapir actually is we have to use a little geometry.

Figure 1: Telemetry unit used with radio collars

For each tapir location we get two compass bearings. These bearings are used with telemetry software to triangulate the actual position of the tapir. This is done for each tapir 6 times a month. So we get a total of 144 readings a month; or 72 locations a month for each of the twelve tapirs.

These collars have to be very heavy duty. Each day the tapir will submerge the collars (and themselves) in thick mud and water, so collars (and tapirs) have to be waterproof. The collars chosen for this project have worked well for the pasti 12 years. There have been no recorded effects of these collars having a negative effect on the tapir social behavior. There is no decreased reproductive rate or mate avoidance from these collars. Tapirs don't seem to care that they are on.

Figure 2: Charles Foerster darting tapir with CO2 gun
Figure 3: Tapir getting relaxed after being darted.

The work does not stop here! We have to maintain the collars. Each collar will last about 2.5 to 3 years. So every 2 to 3 years we have to anesthetize each tapir. This is no small job. We have to locate the tapir and then mix a special tapir cocktail of anesthetics. This mixture has proven to work very well with the tapirs. The tapir is darted (Fig. 2 and 3).

Figure 4: Getting tapir teeth molds on anesthetized tapir.

After the tapir has received the dose they get sleepy. They gently lay themselves on the ground and we place ear plugs and blindfold to keep the animal comfortable and minimize any disturbance to them (Fig. 4). We try to obtain as many samples as we can from each tapir knock down to get the most out of each procedure. We collect: ticks, small piece of skin (for genetics), teeth molds, and body measurements. After all samples are collected we inject the tapir with a drug reversal so that the drugs stop working. The tapir wakes up and we can continue to track the tapir using the telemetry unit.

雪茄| 雪茄烟网购/雪茄网购| 雪茄专卖店| 古巴雪茄专卖网| 古巴雪茄价格| 雪茄价格| 雪茄怎么抽| 雪茄哪里买| 雪茄海淘| 古巴雪茄品牌| 推荐一个卖雪茄的网站| 非古雪茄| 陈年雪茄| 限量版雪茄| 高希霸| 帕特加斯d4| 保利华雪茄| 大卫杜夫雪茄| 蒙特雪茄| 好友雪茄

古巴雪茄品牌| 非古雪茄品牌

Addmotor Electric Bike| Electric bike shop / electric bicycle shop Electric bike review| Electric trike| Fat tire electric bike| Best electric bike| Electric bicycle/E bike| Electric bikes for sale| Folding electric bike| Electric mountain bike| Electric tricycle Mid drive electric bike| Juiced Bikes Pedego Rad-Power

Tomtop| Online shop| Online Einkaufen

地產代理/物業投資| 租辦公室/租寫字樓| 地產新聞| 甲級寫字樓/頂手| Grade A Office| Commercial Building / Office building| Hong Kong Office Rental| Rent Office| Office for lease / office leasing| Office for sale| Office relocation

DecorCollection European design furniture| sofa hk| sofas| beds| coffee tables| dining tables| dining chairs| sideboards| furniture hk| Cattelan Italia| Koinor

Wycombe Abbey| private school hong kong| English primary school Hong Kong| primary education| top schools in Hong Kong| best international schools hong kong| best primary schools in hong kong| school day| boarding school Hong Kong| Wycombe Abbey School

邮件营销| 電郵推廣| 邮件群发软件| Email Marketing| 搜尋引擎優化 SEO