Use of camera traps is becoming a research standard in ecological and conservation studies.  Camera traps offer a reliable, non-invasive, visual means of surveying wildlife with substantially reduced survey effort. With continued technological improvements and decreasing equipment costs, together with their demonstrated versatility, it is expected that they will become even more popular as a survey tool in the future.

Camera Traps: Standardised Applications for an Invaluable Ecological Research Tool

Use of camera traps is becoming a research standard in ecological and conservation studies.  Camera traps offer a reliable, non-invasive, visual means of surveying wildlife with substantially reduced survey effort. With continued technological improvements and decreasing equipment costs, together with Continue reading →

Workshop: Camera Traps: Standardised Applications for an Invaluable Ecological Research Tool

The workshop will be facilitated by Drs. David and Yvette Ehlers Smith, and the aim will be to discuss and document norms, standards and guidelines for conducting camera-trap surveys.  The intention is to cover: Guidelines/considerations for survey design and implementation. Continue reading →

Occupancy Modelling Training Workshop: Assessing the Probability of Species Occurrence and Detection with Occupancy Models

The training workshop will focus on Occupancy Modelling.  It will be run by Drs. Riddhika Kalle and T. Ramesh from the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, India. The workshop is aimed at beginners and will cover the Continue reading →