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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. …

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Polecat camera trap

The first iWild polecat at Coed y Felin!

 Back to iWild North Wales The first iWild polecat at Coed y Felin! Click for video The iWild project has caught its first polecat at Coed y Felin in Flintshire. We’ve gone after polecats before on certain sites, but they had given us the slip – until now. What was even more satisfying was that two …

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SafariSpy: Saving the best for last…

   Back to SafariSpy SafariSpy: saving the best for last By Kat Holmes Yes it is the last SafariSpy post for now. Our camera trap has made the long journey back to the UK but not before taking one last outing, which turned out to be the best to date! Kev and Emma, who …

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Pine marten project camera trap highlights

Scaredy-fox and return of the roe deer!

   Scaredy-fox and return of the roe deer! Click for video The first data is back from the camera traps that have been out on the North York Moors looking for pine marten. A couple of clips stood out – firstly, probably the most wimpy fox we’ve ever seen. The young fox clearly wanted …

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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 …

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Yellow mongoose

SafariSpy: a cat back from the dead!

By Kat Holmes The SafariSpy camera trap was recently borrowed by Dr. Richard Meissner, a local researcher who had never used a camera trap before. He placed the camera trap in his garden which lies next to a game reserve. All kinds of visitors cross into his garden including small mammals, birds and even spitting …

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Camera trap in the forest

Camera traps out for Yorkshire pine marten

Camera traps are back out again on the North York Moors looking for elusive pine marten, as part of NatureSpy’s Yorkshire Pine Marten Project. With the help of some fantastic volunteers, several camera traps were set up in a secret area of Forestry Commission woodland in the heart of the Moors. The camera traps will be …

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Behind the Spy: Chicago Wildlife Watch

Behind the Spy: Chicago Wildlife Watch By Kat Holmes There are some exciting citizen science camera trap projects taking place all over the world. We were lucky enough to speak to Dr. Seth Magle, Director, Urban Wildlife Institute at Lincoln Park Zoo. He is one of the brains behind Chicago Wildlife Watch, a collaborative project …

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SafariSpy: aardvarks, the secretive ‘earth pigs’

    Back to SafariSpy Capturing secretive ‘Earth Pigs’ As our SafariSpy camera has ventured out into South Africa we have met some great people using camera traps to conserve wildlife. This guest blog is by Dr Amy-Leigh Shuttleworth, who is studying aardvarks with WESSA and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Aardvarks, (Orycteropus afer) are medium-sized …

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Erythristic badger on camera trap

Don’t call me albino: Erythristic badgers

    Don’t call me albino: Erythristic badgers Image; Alan Frisby Some unusual badger camera trap images were sent in to us this weekend by Alan Frisby. Alan has a number of badgers visiting his garden, including one that looks just a little bit different to the others. Alan says it’s ‘almost like a polar …

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