Gharial Conservation Alliance
Research: Gharial Telemetry Project
Abstract: Gharials are on the verge of extinction and have recently experienced two dramatic population declines. The recent die-off in 2008 initiated an investigation on the causes of mortality including a pilot telemetry study. Following this successful racking study, investigators have implemented an ongoing telemetry project to document seasonal movements and behaviors, and apply the information to forming a Species Recovery Plan, including local village-based conservation programs.