CAMERA TRAP PROJECT
By installing high-technology cameras, we have been able to monitor and constantly review image records which allow us to keep track, and learn about the wildlife behavior within our trail system. Equipped with infrared triggers & highly-sensitive motion detection sensors, these cameras are able to register activity 60 feet away, recording up-to-date footage together with the corresponding indicators embedded within every picture such as date, time, temperature and even moon-phase, providing an in-situ view into the habits and habitats of wildlife populations.
Thanks to the consistent examination of these images, our guides and local staff are regularly updated on the animal behavior at our lodge’s surroundings to enhance wildlife & bird observation during our day and night excursions.
As of December 2019, Tambo Blanquillo Amazon Private Reserve is excited to contribute as a Trusted Tester with thousands of field staff & WWF scientists installing thousands of camera traps. This allows millions of images to be collected every day.This open-access platform builds on existing camera trap monitoring efforts to create a global hub for wildlife data. By applying artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to species identification, we anticipate Wildlife Insights does a great job in processing hundreds of thousands of images every hour. This translates to significant resources and human power shifted from identifying images to using the data and making smarter decisions with it to protect wildlife.
Thanks to this groundbreaking collaboration between the world’s leading conservation organizations to overcome these barriers, now scientists can access photos and data on any device, whether in an office or out in the field. By sharing data in one place, Wildlife Insight is helping to facilitate collaboration and answer larger conservation questions. The Wildlife Insights partners, which include Conservation International, Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, World Wide Fund for Nature, the Zoological Society of London and Yale University’s Map of Life as well as google.