Motion-triggered cameras observe wild life
BURDUR – Doğan News AgencyMotion-triggered cameras in different parts of the southern province of Burdur have been observing wild life in the region for three years. The cameras have so far photographed various species including the caracal, coyote, wolf, fox, wild rabbit and badger.
Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks Burdur Regional Director Tamer Yılmaz said, “The inventory of wild animals is compiled in various parts of the country with the help of motion-triggered cameras or other methods.”
He said threats against wild animals increased parallel to the increase of human activities in natural areas, and added, “Their [the species’] living spaces are narrowing. Many species are already under threat. The purpose of this work is to figure out the impact of humans’ activities on animals and their population because we need to take measures to protect them. This is why this work is very important to us.”
Yılmaz said they had good results in the latest region they had worked, and continued:
“We have systems in 20 spots at the moment. We will add 15 more. We will observe their data and make a scientific report on wild animals. We knew that this region was rich in terms of wild rabbits but now thanks to these systems, we have an idea about the wolf and caracal population.”
Yılmaz also asked people to not damage the motion-triggered cameras, saying “We place these cameras and they draw interest from people. They are public property and bought with our taxes. We ask the public not to touch these cameras.”