Radio-Telemetry

Alpha Wildlife conducted many radio-telemetry studies to learn more about animal movements and habitat use.  For example, radio-telemetry has been used to better define the home ranges of fishers in the aspen parklands of Alberta, and understand the hunting behaviour of weasels in agricultural lands of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

short-tailed weasel              weasel              long-tailed weasel
Short-tailed weasel                                                                                                     Long-tailed weasel

From 2008 to 2010, Alpha Wildlife used a dorsally implanted radio-transmitter (a 25-g unit with mortality mode, coiled whip antenna, and 3-year battery life – model AI-2M, Holohil Systems Ltd., Carp, Ontario) to study hunting movements of American badgers in southwestern Saskatchewan.

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