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Wildlife Welfare
Implications of fitting monitoring devices to wild animals
  1. Adam Grogan1,
  2. Rory Wilson2 and
  3. Sylvie Vandenabeele2
  1. Wildlife Department, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, West Sussex RH13 9RS
  2. Biosciences, Institute of Environmental Sustainability, College of Science, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP
  1. e-mail: agrogan{at}

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THE recent articles on the effects of telemetry equipment fitted to free-living wild birds (Dixon 2011, Peniche and others 2011) have highlighted an issue that has long been a concern of the RSPCA. While the RSPCA recognises that the use of such devices is important to gain a better understanding of the behaviour and movements of free-living wildlife and, indeed, uses such …

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