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Call for a critical review of widespread use of animal tracking devices
  • Eneko Arrondo,
  • Juan Manuel Perez Garcia
Eneko Arrondo
Universidad de Granada

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Juan Manuel Perez Garcia
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
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Animal tracking has undergone a technological revolution providing insight into biological details that were impossible to address until now. However, the increasing ease of access to tracking devices (biologgers) may lead to trivializing this technology. Consequently, many projects may not extract as much scientific knowledge as possible and neglect the ethical duties towards the tagged animals. Here we demonstrate this process of trivialization empirically on a local and global scale and propose some guidelines to avoid it.