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Roe deer distribution camera trap

The science behind the pine marten project…

The science behind our pine marten project The success of our crowdfunding campaign meant that NatureSpy’s wildlife biologists could begin injecting more science into the pine marten project; here is a brief overview. Presence/absence Pine marten; image by Liz & Les Pearce Essentially, the pine marten project is what’s known as a ‘presence/absence’ study. We are trying …

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A bushnell camera trap looks out towards the bait

Pine marten camera traps collected and re-set

Pine marten camera traps collected & reset A camera trap facing some deliciously-smelly bait… A frantic weekend of camera trapping saw a quick turn around of collection from one forest and set-up in another… On Saturday 5th April, camera traps were collected from a ‘Redcap Forest’* that hadn’t previously been monitored. We were joined for …

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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 …

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New Pine Marten Project Newsletter Launches

New Pine Marten Project Enewsletter launches As the Yorkshire Pine Marten Project enters it’s next phase, we’ve launched our enewsletter so you can keep up to date with all the project’s developments from your inbox. The newsletter contains all the highs and lows of the project, and the February issue includes plans for the new …

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