posted on January 01, 2010 08:03
Remote cameras are being used to try and confirm the location of Tigers within the Seima Protection Forest (SPF). Paired Camera-traps are distributed across the SPF, and are automatically triggered when a Tiger walks between the two cameras.
Camera-traps are situated in suitable locations within the SPF. Trapping locations are areas that are likely to be used by tigers, such as trails, old logging roads and dried river beds. Following a decade of field activities in the SPF, conservation project staff are experienced in identifying suitable areas.
Camera-trapping takes place annually between December and March, the middle of the dry season; access to most areas of the SPF is possible during these months. Cameras are inspected on a regular basis to check the photos that have been captured.