Camera trapping making a real difference

10 Feb 2013 Comments 3

Near the end of last year, we helped out our friends at the WildlifeACT fund with about 300 battery packs for their extensive array of camera traps that they have distributed around the country. The shots that they get with these camera traps provide monitors and researchers with fantastic information, allowing them to assess the status of endangered and threatened species on a reserve, and to help develop management interventions.

 

By capturing images of Black Rhinos and other endangered species, it was possible to establish how many rhinos there are in these reserves and create accurate identity kits of the individuals. Without this information it is almost impossible to create effective conservation management programs to ensure the continued survival of these species.

 

Simon and his team were excited to get these shots below to us! Please note that some of the photographs have been purposely cropped to protect the identity of certain rhino's that are in imminent danger as well as their current locations.

 

For more information head over to www.wildlifeactfund.org

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Devon Kruger

    That's really awesome guys! Not many people stop to think about what goes on in the background to protect these animals. They think it's just about shooting poachers, which is only half the story.

    February 26, 2013 at 08:48am - Comment
  • Gideon de Villiers

    Good Job! Keep it up.

    February 26, 2013 at 08:49am - Comment
  • Lindsay Jacobs

    Been following WILDLIFE ACT for a while now and have been very impressed with what they do. Great that you are helping them.

    February 26, 2013 at 08:51am - Comment