At the forefront of Conservation Technology is the use of camera traps, which automatically take images or video sequences when an animal approaches. ZSL’s Instant Wild app and website provide the public with an opportunity to view images from our own cameras and even help us identify species.
Traditionally cameras traps have relied on mobile networks or physical collection of the memory cards from cameras; methods which have proved difficult in places which are hard to access year-round or have limited GSM coverage.
With support from Google, ZSL has overcome this problem by the development of the first satellite enabled camera traps. Instant Detect is a satellite-enabled camera trap system that is used as an alerting system for wildlife rangers, supporting anti-poaching projects and monitoring wildlife in extremely remote locations.