See on Scoop.it
- Wildlife and Environmental Conservation
Remote camera traps, which take photos or video when a sensor is triggered, have been increasingly used to document rare and shy wildlife, but now conservationists are taking the technology one step further: detecting poachers.
Already, camera traps set up for wildlife have captured images of park trespassers and poachers worldwide, but for the first time conservationists are setting camera traps with the specific goal of tracking illegal activity.
Dubbed the “Forest Eyes” project, scientists with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have installed and camouflaged 30 camera traps in two Russian far east protected areas: Lazovsky Nature Reserve and Zov Tigra National Park. The group hopes the camera traps will help to shed new light on trespassers in the parks, home to at most twenty Amur tigers (Panthera tigris altaica).
See on news.mongabay.com
Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1112-hance-camera-traps-poachers.html#vfckqPm0y7Ji0yjd.99 ;