Adapted Systems for the Tagging of Wildlife

Màquia Serveis Ambientals, pioneer in the design, testing and manufacture of flexible devices specially adapted for tagging of wildlife within the different works of research, study and preservation of wildlife. Our product line includes equipment and accessories for the correct management and also the most appropriate recollection systems for each species.

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    Bird Wing Tags
    These wing tags gather of the advantages of the traditionally wing tags employed Read more
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    Interdigital Tags for Pinnipeds
    Our brands are manufactured with flexible plastic sheets and are equipped with high durability in the hard marine conditions. Read more
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    Vertebral Tags
    Our vertebral tags of high durability fix with an adhesive to the vertebral plate of sea turtles, tortoises and other chelonians Read more
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    Portable Capture
    Portable capture without foundation. The bird trapping done by portable capture system requires no manual or remote enclosure. Birds, cross the entrance doors and they cant get out any more. Read more
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    Ear tags
    Our ear tags are made using plastic sheeting from the designs, shapes and colours recommended by the specialists of each species.Read more
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    Dorsal Taggings
    Our dorsal tags are made of flexible plastic sheets and are equipped with high durability for the hard marine conditions. Read more

What is the purpose of tagging wild animals?

marcado de los animalesScientists don’t got out and tag animals for fun, it’s hard work

You would never get a permit to tag for frivolous reasons.

Depending on the animal and the tag, tagging is used to obtain different information. Habitat use and migration patterns are one of the main reasons. You cannot protect an animal unless you know how it uses it’s habitat (the place it lives).

For marine animals it can give amazing insight into dive patterns and hunting behaviour that would remain a complete mystery otherwise, they even have the capacity to give you information on the tilt of the animal in the water column! Tags can give detailed information on home range size and core habitat characteristic. Home range is the area in which the animal spends it’s time and core range is the area within the home range it utilises intensively. Capturing an animal to tag it also gives scientists the opportunity to take blood samples that they would never otherwise get which is very useful as, for example, you can find out more about the gene pool and how different populations are or are not interbreeding.

With the tags can also get information about the social structure of the different species.

When yo do the tagging is important  to think about animal welfare, so you have to use the least invasive method possible to obtain the information needed.

The labels are particularly useful in species that are difficult to study.

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