(Major study of Big Horn Sheep)….The bi-national study began in October.
It will last two years. Participants spent two days tagging big horn sheep. They were tagged with GPS monitors in order to follow their migration habits and other information. The study is a collaborative effort between the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, government agencies in Mexico, the Nature Conservancy and San Diego Zoo Global. Participants suspect the Big Horn migrants from West Imperial County and East San Diego County into Northern Baja California, and vice-versa, but in order to do so they would have to cross two major roadways, Interstate 8 and MX-2 in Baja California. They also want to study the general health of the Big Horn Sheep, and how they are affected by Global Warming.