African golden cats, citizen science, and serendipity: Tapping the camera trap revolution

Douglas Sheil*, Badru Mugerwa, Eric H. Fegraus

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The use of camera traps for wildlife research and monitoring is increasing and this is yielding significant observations at an accelerating pace. Yet many potentially valuable observations are overlooked, misinterpreted or withheld. Using our first-ever images of a wild African golden cat (Caracal aurata) catching prey, we consider practical challenges and opportunities for more effective image management systems. In particular we highlight the benefits of online image archives and assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalAfrican Journal of Wildlife Research
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bias
  • Camera trap
  • Citizen science
  • Data archives.
  • Data mining
  • Felis aurata
  • Meta-data
  • Profelis aurata

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