Elephant on camera trap

Behind the Citizen Spy: Instant Wild

[su_note note_color=”#ffffff” text_color=”#34322c” radius=”5″] Behind the Spy: Instant Wild By Kat Holmes Developed by the Zoological Society of London, Instant Wild is a mobile app and website, which displays live wildlife photographs that have been instantly sent from camera traps around the world. Users view, comment on and identify the species seen in the image. This is the first citizen science project of its kind and gives the public a

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Behind the Spy: Camera trapping under the snow

    Behind the Spy: camera trapping under the snow By Kat Holmes Eeva Soininen is a researcher working to understand the species interactions that take place within food webs in the arctic tundra habitat. She works in seriously cold conditions and recently developed an amazing way to camera trap wildlife under the snow! I was lucky enough to speak to her and find out more. These are likely to

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Plitvice Lakes

A visit to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia…

A visit to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia Last week, two of the NatureSpy team were lucky enough to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, the largest National Park in Croatia nestled in Lika, at the southern slopes of the Mala Kapela Mountain chain, and close to the Bosnia-Herzegovina border. Covering approximately 29,482 ha, the lakes were designated a National Park in 1949, and became a UNESCO World Heritage site just thirty years

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Camera trappers on twitter

Top camera trappers to follow on Twitter

Top camera trappers to follow on Twitter Camera traps and twitter go together better than you might first realise. All you need is a camera trap and a twitter account and you can share your wildlife photos & videos with the whole world. Here are some of our favourite accounts on twitter that regularly share some fantastic camera trap images… Have we missed anyone? Let us know in the comments

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Frank M Chapman ocelot camera trap

Camera traps and science – how did we get here?

Camera traps, despite being a relatively old technology, are now quickly emerging as a key tool in science and conservation. But how did it get here? It is now fairly well known what a camera trap is; basically a camera in a weatherproof case that is triggered by an infrared sensor when an animal walks past. Camera traps were invented long before many realise and have a long and rich

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