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1 April 2005 Armoring the Camtrakker® camera-trap in a tropical Asian forest
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Camera-trapping is an increasingly popular technique for surveying wildlife in the tropics. However, camera-trap damage caused by elephants (Elephas spp.) poses significant financial and data losses. We describe the construction and use of an armored shell for the Camtrakker® camera-trap (CamTrak South, Watkinsville, Ga.). The addition of armoring doubled the weight of the unit but eliminated damage by elephants. We recommend armoring for camera-traps in regions containing elephants or other large carnivores, and where human theft may occur.

Lon I. Grassman Jr., Michael E. Tewes, and Nova J. Silvy "Armoring the Camtrakker® camera-trap in a tropical Asian forest," Wildlife Society Bulletin 33(1), 349-352, (1 April 2005). https://doi.org/10.2193/0091-7648(2005)33[349:FTFATC]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 April 2005
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