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Help us ID images with MammalWeb

Help us ID thousands of images from the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme As of this week, you will be able to play an important role the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme by identifying species in our camera trap photos through MammalWeb. MammalWeb is an online platform for ID of species in camera trap images …

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Pine marten update – Over 50 camera traps deployed…

By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer Over 30 volunteers are now involved in the project, setting cameras and placing (smelly!) bait… 4 months in to our new Heritage Lottery funded pine marten project, the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, and our excellent volunteer team have been making the most of the good weather! Our …

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Croatian cameras now on ZSL Instant Wild!

We’re delighted to announce that the wireless camera traps we run with Bioterra in Croatia are now available on the fantastic Instant Wild website and apps. ZSL’s Instant Wild empowers you to take part in vital conservation work, bringing you LIVE images from amazing locations all around the world. By identifying the animals in each …

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Pine marten in Yorkshire

New 3 year project for pine marten in Yorkshire

Heritage Lottery Fund support to uncover secrets of pine marten on the North York Moors. Rare and elusive pine marten will be the focus of a new 3 year project on the North York Moors, thanks to a grant of over £66,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Made possible thanks to money raised by …

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2017 Browning Spec Ops Extreme review

New 2018 Browning Trail Cams released

The new 2018 Browning Trail Camera range is now available at NatureSpy. Nearly all of the 2017 range have had some kind of update, with some exciting developments too. The flagship Recon Force and Spec Ops Extreme cameras have been replaced with the Recon Force Advantage and Spec Ops Advantage, respectfully. These offer upgraded video …

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Red Squirrel finds pine marten an ally in fight against greys

Pine marten an ally in red squirrel fight

New evidence of pine marten helping red squirrel populations to rebound in the UK Researchers have discovered a fascinating link between pine marten and red squirrel behaviours that could help red squirrel numbers to rebound, while supressing invasive grey squirrel populations… Photo © Peter Trimming (cc-by-sa/2.0) Researchers from University of Aberdeen have been exploring the effects …

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Wolf pack and lynx surprise from Croatia

Wolf pack and lynx surprise from Croatia Following on from our visit to partners Bioterra in Croatia in November 2017, we’ve started to have some of the images back from the camera traps we took out there. One camera, in particular, has been very fruitful – in the beautiful Velebit National Park. Within just two …

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NatureSpy Croatia visit

A visit to Croatia and more camera traps

A visit to Croatia with more camera traps By James McConnell, NatureSpy In mid-November, some of the NatureSpy team headed out to Croatia to visit our partners Bioterra, learn more about their work and deliver 13 more camera traps. What followed was 6 jam-packed days of driving, hiking, exploring, meetings and… camera trapping! After meeting …

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First ever images of pine marten in Yorkshire, by NatureSpy

NatureSpy find the Yorkshire pine marten!

First ever images of pine marten in Yorkshire The first ever images of a pine marten living in Yorkshire have been captured. A single male pine marten was captured by NatureSpy on a wildlife camera trap on Forestry Commission land on the North York Moors. This is the first confirmed record of pine marten in …

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New 2017 Bushnell camera traps firmware

2017 Bushnell Aggressor firmware updates released

2017 Bushnell Aggressor firmware updates released Firmware updates for the 2017 Bushnell Aggressor range have just been released. These updates will provide some fixes and improvements which should make a big difference when using the camera. The update returns the option of custom video lengths, rather than only ‘Dynamic’ video. So if you want 15 …

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