GIS Technology Helps Reintroduce Endangered Wild Horses

GEO0709…from GeoWorld

“By integrating maps of horse movements, winter migration of livestock, seasonal dynamics of natural resources and threat locations, the data can be analyzed in a spatially explicit environment to address key ecological and management questions. Based on such analyses, it will be possible to assess KNRs carrying capacity for Przewalskis horses, interspecific dynamics of wild ungulates, impacts of livestock, and how livestock management and stocking rates may need to change. The results will provide urgently needed information on the ecology of Przewalskis horses in the wild and inform selection of future release sites in China and elsewhere.”