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A puma passes a Browning trail camera in Ecuador

NatureSpy updates from lockdown and beyond…

Well… this is all a bit mad. The world has obviously changed quite a bit in the last 6-7 months due to you-know-what, and we thought we’d give a quick update on what that has meant for NatureSpy – both for our customers and the projects we run and partners we work with. Our priority …

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Badger and cubs

Creating species records – volunteer’s picks, part 1!

As part of the 3 year Heritage Lottery Funded Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, we are creating records of all the species that pass by our wildlife cameras. We use over 50 camera traps as our main survey tools in this project as they effectively give us eyes in the forest 24/7; this is really …

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Setting up wildlife cameras for red deer

Camera trap reveals who left the prints…

From Ed Snell, Pine marten project officer When setting up wildlife cameras for the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme, we’re always on the lookout for features like animal trails and good places to hide away bait. Setting up camera traps on cold but clear January morning The camera trap site in the video below looked …

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A volunteer checks one of the project cameras

Getting the most out of camera traps on the pine marten project

By Ed Snell, Yorkshire Pine Marten Project Officer Camera trap surveys are our main research method on the Yorkshire Pine Marten Support Programme. This blog post gives some insight into why we think they’re ideal for this kind of project and how we set up our cameras. A project camera trap collected in snowy conditions …

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On the trail of wolves and lynx…

This post by NatureSpy staff member James McConnell about NatureSpy’s work in Croatia with partners Bioterra, and support from ZSL’s Instant Wild, originally appeared on ZSL’s Conservation website and is reposted here… ‘We will wait here, while Mirko goes to find the place” Mirko doesn’t speak much English at all, so his colleague lets us …

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