Camera trapping for wildlife conservation

Camera trapping for wildlife conservation

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£30 – £35

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Tyland Barn

Chatham Road


ME14 3BD

United Kingdom

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A wild day out learning the fundamentals of camera trapping and the opportunity to practice your new or improved skills in the wilds of Kent

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The workshop will begin with an outline the fundamentals of camera traps, how they work, different methods for survey design, the challenges and opportunities of camera trapping. This will be followed by a visit to a wooded area to set cameras, which will be left over lunch.

After lunch, you will cover the importance of ethics in camera trapping. Then you will go to collect the cameras and learn about data processing and database management. At the end of the course, you will learn about where to share your wildlife records to help British mammal studies and have the opportunity to ask questions.

The course is led by Amy Fitzmaurice who has been doing camera trapping research since 2014, including in the UK, in Borneo, Sierra Leone and Nepal. She worked at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) as a camera trapping database assistant in 2015-2016, and still volunteers with them developing camera trap processing and analysis software.

In 2019-2020, she worked on a database for the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University, which contained over 13 million images. Between 2015-2019, she has run several camera trapping training workshops with ZSL, the Royal Geographical Society and the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.

It is expected that by the end of the session you will:

  • have the fundamentals of camera trap survey design.
  • be able to set up and collect camera traps.
  • have gained knowledge of data processing and database management.

Suitable for beginners and improvers

Led by Amy Fitzmaurice, Human-wildlife coexistence officer at Kent Wildlife Trust.

For further information, please visit the Study Days page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website.

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