Sensors in collars protect wildlife from poachers

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A new system uses ballistic shockwave sensors embedded in tracking collars to help save endangered African elephants. The system sends coordinates to authorities immediately after the sensors detect gunshots. Although elephant poachers attempt to minimize the sounds their weapons produce, high-powered gunshots produce an acoustic shockwave that poachers cannot suppress. This technology can be used to protect more wildlife via detect tracking devices. https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/06/07/sensor-detects-shooting-at-elephants-helps-authorities-catch-poachers/amp/

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