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Motus Wildlife Tracking Print Products

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About the project

Protecting critical habitats for migratory species is increasingly important as sea level rise and climate change reduce the availability and diversity of habitats in the hemisphere. The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is an open-source, international network of community hosted radio-telemetry receivers and wildlife researchers designed to investigate a wide variety of wildlife movement questions. Through a 2020 science transfer project, the ACE Basin Reserve convened a series of workshops to provide guidance and assistance on siting, construction, installation, and interpretation of Motus sites at participating reserves across the country.

About these resources

The project team developed Motus Wildlife Tracking print products to improve outreach and Motus education across all participating reserves. Project team members presented the "Building Capacity for Reserves to be Motus Leaders" poster at the ACE Basin Symposium: Connecting Science to Outreach in September 2022, and at the NERRS Annual Meeting in 2023. The poster provides an overview of Motus tracking and workshop objectives and outcomes at each participating reserve. 

The Motus Interpretive Signage communicates the significance of wildlife tracking to visitors, visually displaying how Motus tracking informs protection efforts for species who rely on estuarine habitats. The sign is placed at the ACE Basin NERR Motus receiver at Edisto Beach State Park, and end user reserves and workshop participants use the sign as a guide for passive Motus education.

  1. Building Capacity for Reserves to be Motus Leaders Poster (PDF)
  2. Motus Interpretive Signage (PDF)