Camera Trapping Projects

ZSL has camera traps around the world, which help with biodiversity monitoring and conservation. Below is a summary of ZSL's conservation projects which use camera traps as part of their work.

Africa

Kenya

Project Name: Biodiversity surveys and Aders’ duiker survey

Description: Camera trapping mammal biodiversity with particular interest in the Critically Endangered Aders’ duiker at four forest locations, Boni National Reserve, Dodori National Reserve, Boni Forest and Arbaubko-Sokoke National Reserve. 

Key Species: Aders’ duiker

People Involved: Raj Amin, Tim Wacher, Chris Gordon

Partners & Sponsors: ZSL, WWF, Kenya Wildlife Service, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, and Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust

 

Liberia

Project Name: Biodiversity surveys and pygmy hippo monitoring

Description: Camera trapping mammal biodiversity with particular focus on the Endangered pygmy hippo in the Sapo National Park. 

Key Species: Pygmy hippo

People Involved: Chris Ransom

 

Sierra Leone

Project Name: Pygmy hippo surveys

Description: Camera trapping to monitor the Endangered pygmy hippo species in the Loma Mountains. 

Key Species: Pygmy hippo

People Involved: Chris Ransom

 

Cameroon

Project Name: Biodiversity surveys and monitoring and Chimpanzee surveys and monitoring In Pallisco’s timber concessions 

Description: Camera trapping mammal biodiversity and monitoring, with a particular focus on the endangered Chimpanzee. 

Key Species: Chimpanzee

People Involved: Vince Smith, Oliver Fankem

 

Asia

Indonesia Sumatra

Project Name: Biodiversity surveys in Sumatra

Description: A series of surveys have been taking place across Sumatra:

- Biodiversity surveys (Baseline survey) in Sumatra, PT Kencana Sawit in the West, Dangku Landscape in the South.

- Rapid occupancy surveys, Berbak Carbon Initiative baseline surveys and specific monitoring of the Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger, were carried out using camera traps in Berbak National Park in the East of Sumatra. 

- Baseline surveys and tiger monitoring surveys were carried out using camera traps in Sembilang National Park in Sumatra. 

- Baseline surveys, occupancy surveys and tiger monitoring in the Dangku Wildlife Reserve in Central South Sumatra. 

Key Species: Tigers

People Involved: Laura D’Arcy, Yoan Dinata, Muhammad Andri and Muhammed Sabilillah

 

Thailand

Project Name: Tiger population estimates in Thailand

Description: Camera trapping surveys to estimate tiger populations of the Endangered Indochinese tiger subspecies in Salakpra Conservation Landscape. 

Key Species: Tiger

People Involved: Steve Paglia
 

Project Name: Pangolin surveys in Thailand

Description: Camera trapping surveys in Thailand for estimate biodiversity in the area, with a focus on the Critically Endangered Chinese pangolin. Part of our major pangolin conservation work.

Key Species: Pangolin

People Involved: Steve Paglia

 

Russia

Project Name: Tiger population estimates in Russia

Description: Camera trapping surveys of the Critically Endangered Amur Tiger populations in the following locations in Russia, Lazovsky State Nature Zapovednik and Zov Tigra National Park. 

Key Species: Amur tigers and Amur leopards

People Involved: Craig Bruce and Linda Kerley

 

Other countries that ZSL work

Saudi Arabia

Project Name: Biodiversity surveys in Saudi Arabia

Description: Camera trapping surveys for baseline data of biodiversity to estimate species occupancy and species interactions in two locations in Saudi Arabia, Ibex Reserve and Uruq Bani Ma’Arid.

People Involved: Robert Sheldon, Chris Barichievy and Tim Wacher

Partners & Sponsors: Saudi Arabia Wildlife Authority

Camera for trap Instant Wild

Instant Wild

Camera Traps are also used as part of Instant Wild - a major advancement in remote monitoring