- Bangladesh diaries: tales of a trainee tiger conservationist
- Okapi camera-trapping
- Introducing the Tiger Team
- The big picture of tiger conservation
- Visiting my Chagossian heritage – Yannick Mandarin
- Bulletin ZSL Cameroon July-September, 2013
- Poaching Across The Generations
- Black Rhino Expedition in Zambia Part 2 (Elephants at lunch!)
- Black Rhino Expedition in Zambia Part 1 (Hyenas in the kitchen!)
- A Farewell from the Tobago Expedition 2013 Team
- Jack: thank you for sharing. I am a keen follower of the...
- NGALAGOU Charles: fauna conservation in our country has a long way ...
- Rob van Loon: Interesting project,the best of luck in conserving...
- Jo: Mangroves are also important fish nurseries....
- Darshan Patel: Exciting stuff! All the best in saving the okapi -...
Caught on camera
Posted on November 18, 2011
Camera traps are one the methods that conservationists are able to find out which animals live in the areas they study. They are used globally and are an important survey and monitoring tool, they have even provided some of the first sightings some animals for example the first capture on film of the sundaland clouded leopard happened right here in Berbak National Park using one of the camera traps put up by the ZSL team.
Once we get to the site the camera trap is taken down. They now have to be locked to a tree has there have been thefts in the past. The camera is checked to make sure it is still working and that the data card is in good order. On the panel inside Doyok is able to see that this camera has taken 24 pictures.
Camera traps have been very successful here and ZSL have identified 13 individual tigers so far, I’m really looking forward to seeing the results – who knows we may have a picture of a tiger! As this camera was sited alongside an animal trail where tiger pug marks have been seen we stand a very good chance. Maybe we might even see the tiger whose prints we followed on the way here…