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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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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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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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