New link up to monitor European wildlife

NatureSpy have teamed up with an organisation in Europe to monitor and research Croatian wildlife.

The new link-up is with fellow NGO Bioterra, based in Zagreb, Croatia. Bioterra is a young organisation primarily run by researchers, and seeks to monitor, record and protect the fantastic wildlife that can be found in Croatia. A major part of their work is using camera traps in remote wildernesses to monitor animals such as wolves, lynx, bears and much more.

A Eurasian brown bear captured by Bioterra

A Eurasian brown bear captured by Bioterra – NatureSpy’s support will mean more images like this

If you’re a regular visitor to this website, you may remember a post we featured about wolves crossing motorways – it is the researchers from Bioterra who conducted this study.

NatureSpy’s direct support of their work will mean more camera traps for their research – meaning more wildlife records, more information and hopefully more protection. Initially, Bioterra will be testing a SpyPoint Force 11D that has been sent out to them, which will then be followed by more camera traps.

Images from these camera traps will be sent back to NatureSpy to be shared on our website and social media, increasing awareness and engagement with some of Europe’s most impressive and most endangered wildlife.

A Croatian lynx

A lynx triggers a camera trap – this elusive cat is the focus of one of Bioterra’s projects

Longer-term plans include on-the-ground involvement in Croatia to help with camera trap set-up and collection and provide training to ensure the camera traps are being utilised to their full potential.

This new project, like all our others, is only made possible by people choosing to buy their camera traps and wildlife-watching kit from the NatureSpy Shop. Every purchase really does help with wildlife monitoring and conservation.

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