Getting a better look at nature

A motion sensor camera set up in coastal scrubland.
A motion sensor camera set up in coastal scrubland.

Coastal community groups across the NACC NRM Region will soon be able to get a better picture of their local fauna thanks to NACC’s new motion sensor cameras.

The cameras are triggered by movement of animals that cross in front of a small sensor and can take photos or videos night or day.

NACC Coastal and Marine Project Officer Hamish Longbottom said “the cameras are a great way to get an insight into native wildlife and pests living in our coastal ecosystems. Data collected from the cameras can tell us about what species are inhabiting local areas, their activity and population size.”

Motion cameras have captured all sorts of interesting discoveries since being used for wildlife monitoring. Native animals have been rediscovered in areas they thought were extinct, peculiar and never recorded animal behaviour and even new species have been found from using these cameras.

“We hope this new equipment will help community groups and coastal managers to understand more about our coastal environments and how we can best look after them” said Hamish

If your community group has a need for motion sensor cameras please contact NACC Coastal and Marine Project Officer Hamish Longbottom on 9652 0872 or 0448 459 127.

 

An echidna captured foraging at night
An echidna captured foraging at night

 

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