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The ‘SMART collar’ is another tracking technology innovation of Terrie Williams, Christopher Wilmers, and Gabriel Elkaim. With GPS, these collars determine the proximity of animals to humans. Additionally, it logs animal behavior like hunting habits or socialization.
If a family can baby-proof a house, technology can also provide the same protective measures for animals.
Similarly, magnetically-charged fishing hooks prevent sharks from being caught on fishing lines. Sharks are sensitive to underwater electric fields, which is why they will not engage a magnetically-charged fishing hook.
For surface-dwellers, beehive fences prevent damage to crops and property without injuring livestock or wild animals.
All species play a role in the circle of life, no matter how big or small.
Biodiversity loss affects the delicate balance of the environment. This brings consequences not just for the species that go extinct, but for the rest of the planet as well.