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Effective wildlife conservation requires detailed scientific data on the movement, behaviour and physiology of free-ranging animals. Collecting such information through direct observation is challenging, and in many species, simply impossible. “Bio-logging” employs miniature animal-attached electronic tags to uncover the hidden lives of wild animals, including birds, mammals, fish and even insects. Technologies include: satellite tags to chart migration routes; video cameras to film foraging behaviour; and accelerometers to measure energy budgets. These cutting-edge approaches are revolutionising the field of biology, significantly advancing global efforts to understand and protect wildlife.


The International Bio-Logging Society brings together researchers from around the world who are interested in bio-logging methods and the scientific insights they generate. Its remit is broad, covering the use of bio-logging and bio-telemetry approaches to study aquatic, terrestrial and aerial species, across the world’s ecosystems. The Society’s diverse membership includes biologists, geoscientists, conservation practitioners, physicists, engineers, computer specialists and mathematicians. By encouraging interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration, the Society hopes to advance the scientific understanding, and lasting protection, of global biodiversity. For further details, see the written constitution below.