(The Gist of Science Reporter) Camera Traps [MARCH-2020]
(The Gist of Science Reporter)
These are remote cameras that take photographs when the sensor is
triggered by the movement of an animal then it sends the image in real-time
to the operator. These are helpful in sampling animal populations.
The Indian Institute of Science has been working on improving the
existing camera traps.
The Institute has made nearly 600camera traps and deployed them in the
field with the help of the forest department,researchers and various NGOs in
the past few years. The camera trapping techniques used in the states where
large carnivores are found. It is mainly used to estimate population size
and gauge trends in the population status.