Camera Trapping Colloquium in Wildlife Management and Research, Taronga Zoo

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By , October 4, 2012 11:03 am

[Not a valid template]Australian Wildlife Services’ George Wilson and Jen Smits joined 200 camera trap researchers from all over the world at Taronga Zoo last week at the world’s first camera trapping colloquium. The event was co-hosted by the Australasian Wildlife Management Society, Royal Zoological Society of NSW, the Invasive Animals CRC and sponsor WWF-Australia. Camera trapping is rapidly being adopted for diverse monitoring purposes, from wildlife research and management to asset protection. They are a useful tool for both species detection and wildlife behavioural studies.

AWS has been trialing some remote infrared cameras on Angas Downs in Southern Northern Territory to detect feral species and understand native and feral species interactions.

For more general information on Camera trapping in Australia visit feral.org.au.

Canberra Institute of Technology students visit Angas for surveys

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By , October 2, 2012 3:31 pm

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) student volunteers visited Angas Downs Indigenous Protected Area in Sept 2012 to help undertake reptile, bird, track and mammal surveys. The students were helped by Australian Wildlife Services’ Jenny Smits to learn the various survey techniques. The field trip was part of CIT Diploma in Ecology course ‘Field Studies’. Well done to all, a hugely successful trip for us. See the facebook page for more info and photos.