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Optimum selection of sensors in target tracking applications has a great potential to maintain right trade-off between energy consumption and quality of tracking. In this paper, we propose a dynamic sensor selection scheme to achieve energy efficiency while ensuring the required quality of tracking. To this end, relative information utility projection of a target on sensors' observation is used in niche overlap measurements. Niche overlap measures are used to assess the similarity in information utilities where information utility is inversely proportional to error in target's state estimation based on prior distribution. The proposed scheme is a greedy approach in which sensor nodes are selected such that the overall niche overlap of all the selected nodes is maximized until the required level of accuracy is achieved. Our simulation results show significant improvement in tracking accuracy and network's lifetime over the existing methods.