Saturday, 18 September 2021


CyberTracker in the Media

CyberTracker has already enjoyed worldwide media coverage. To achieve our objectives, ongoing media coverage is essential.

TV coverage of CyberTracker includes: CNN (World-wide), ABC News (USA), BBC News (United Kingdom), BBC (Tomorrow's World, United Kingdom), BBC World (World-wide), Sky TV (World-wide), ITN TV, ABC News (Australia), National Geographic Today (USA), Discovery Channel Europe, Discovery Channel USA, Discovery Channel Canada, VARA, Jules Unlimited (Netherlands), Voxtours (Germany), Africa Journal (Africa-wide), 50/50 (South Africa), Science Matters (South Africa), Carte Blanche (South Africa), a Reuters TV piece shown internationally, also TV coverage in Switzerland, France, Germany and Finland.

Press coverage of CyberTracker includes: Time (International), Economist (UK), National Geographic News (World-wide), New Scientist (United Kingdom), Wired Magazine (USA), Pour la Science (France), Science et Nature (France), Geo (Germany), Eos (Netherlands), Financial Times (United Kingdom), The Times (United Kingdom), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom), USA Today, Chronicle of Philanthropy (USA), Die Woche (Germany), Computer Bild (Germany), Le Point (France), The Australian (Australia), Computerworld (USA), Communications & Networking (Canada), The National Post (Canada), Geographical (United Kingdom), Ethos (United Kingdom), Corriere Della Sera (Italy), Ecologia International (Spain), Pen Computing (USA), Palmtop-Pro Magazine (Germany), and a number of newspapers and magazines in South Africa.

Texas Park and Wildlife Magazine - Otter Tracking

It is a warm fall day, and a group of TPWD biologists is staring intently at a clue left on the muddy banks of the Neches River. A white note card pointing to a nearby animal track reads, "Who made this track?" Ideas race through the minds of the group members as they attempt to solve the mystery. The track is way too small to be an alligator, but too big to be a mink. There are five toes — with webbing — and nail marks showing. Could it really be? Yes, this track was left by one of Texas' most inconspicuous inhabitants — the Northern River Otter.

River otters are one of the Houston Zoo's most popular attractions because of their playful nature, yet the zoo may be one of the few places wildlife watchers are likely to see them. Historically, river otters were common throughout the eastern half of Texas, but today they are only known to be in the major watersheds of the eastern quarter of the state. Does this mean that the state's otter population is in decline? TPWD has been trying to answer this question for the last 30 years. Since 1977, they have conducted otter track surveys under bridges in East Texas to monitor the distribution and status of river otters in Texas in addition to the effects of otter trapping (which is legal with appropriate permits).

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