Camera Traps

(Open Group)

Camera traps have been a key part of the conservation toolkit for decades. Remotely triggered video or still cameras allow researchers and managers to monitor cryptic species and to survey populations for species richness and accurate population inventories.  Increasingly, camera traps are also being deployed to document illegal activities that support enforcement responses.

This group is a place to ask questions about camera trap deployment in different field environments, including equipment selection and survey design, managing and analysing camera trapping data sets, and discussing new functionality you'd like to see in future camera trap evolution. 

Ollie Wearn is the Camera Traps Group Manager. Get in touch with him if you have questions or suggestions about the group.