A permanent security post for camera trapping


As the use of camera traps in wildlife management in Australia rapidly increases, government agencies, private enterprises, universities and individuals are investing considerable amounts ofmoney in camera trap technology for research, monitoring and recreation. Often camera traps need to be placed along vehicle tracks or in obvious locations to detect animal activity. Consequently, units are frequently highly visible and therefore easily located by would-be thieves. We describe a field-tested security post design that increases security for both camera traps and data, whilst also offering a means of standardising placement. Additional keywords: carnivores, tracks. Received 29 February 2012, accepted 15 June 2012, published online 26 October 2012

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@inproceedings{Meek2012APS, title={A permanent security post for camera trapping}, author={Paul D. Meek and Guy-Anthony Ballard and Peter J. S. Fleming}, year={2012} }