Camera traps - basics-min

Camera traps I: The Basics

  Camera traps I – The Basics – In this article, you learn more about camera traps and some of the basic concepts. The last section gives a brief introduction on what can be done with camera traps and how to use camera tapping in a survey. This is the first article of a series on camera traps. The next articles will go a bit more into detail, whereas this article aims to explain the basics. First of all, there are a couple of ways to study animals in the wild. Obviously, you can study them by direct observations. … Read more

Wildlife Tourism Contributing to Animal Conservation

Does Wildlife Tourism contribute to Animal Conservation?

Does Wildlife Tourism Contribute to Animal Conservation? – The basic principles – Wildlife Tourism & Ecotourism In the last few decades, wildlife tourism and ecotourism has increased worldwide. This is great news, but it also influences animal conservation and puts pressure on certain wildlife. Ecotourism was mostly seen as a development of developing countries. With its rapid growth, it’s starting to be an international business. Ecotourism is described by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and provides the well-being of local people”. The main focus goes to minimize the impact … Read more

Mustelids in Europe Part 2

Mustelids in Europe: Species Identification

Mustelids in Europe Part II Species Identification As an addition to the article about Mustelids in Europe, this will give you more information about the mustelids on a species level and will help you with species identification. What follows is an overview of the members of the mustelid family occurring in Europe. Definitely, in the smaller mustelid species, males are significantly larger than females. Each species will be briefly described with attention for identification and how to distinguish between related species. There will be links to observado.org for pictures and IUCN Red List for more information, distribution and images … Read more

Mustelids in Europe

Mustelids in Europe: Want to know some facts about European badger (Meles meles) and Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra)?

Mustelids in Europe Want to know some facts about European badger (Meles meles) and Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra)? Since early times, mustelids have played an important role in human economies and culture. They also appear in some local folklore and legends which characteristics of strength, ferocity, and courage. The mustelid family also has a couple of very charismatic species. For example, European otters (Lutra lutra) are a joy to watch swimming and playing around their aquatic environment. But the mustelid family is much more than just otters, think about the European badgers (Meles meles) in their search for earthworms. … Read more