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Mission Statement

To document not only what animals live where, but also how they are affected by consumptive (i.e. hunting, trapping etc.) and non-consumptive (i.e. hiking, biking etc.) recreation.

Description

We are using motion-sensitive cameras take short videos, triggering whenever a warm-blooded animal walks by, and saving these images to a memory card. The cameras are silent, and use an infrared flash, so usually the animals don’t even know they are being photographed. By volunteering for this project you will get a first-hand look at the forest animals, and help us collect important data for science and conservation. You will be part of a larger team of camera-trappers led by scientists at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, running a network of cameras across the east coast.

The data you collect will help us document not only what animals live where, but also how they are affected by consumptive (i.e. hunting, trapping etc.) and non-consumptive (i.e. hiking, biking etc.) recreation.

You will be one of the first participants in eMammal, and your feedback will help us prepare for expanded surveys in the future.

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by Suzanne K. (2013-04-22 08:26:49.0)
I remember at different times, either on a highway or near the edge of woods I have seen deer moving through on their way. There was such a need to take care that they stayed out of harms way because of a feeling of impending danger as they looked so vulnerable. These were moments in time that I will never forget because time stood still as I looked on these beautiful creatures. The value of this beauty lifted my spirits so much that I felt a need to preserve this asset of our world. I also rescued an owl that somehow on the down-swoop was hit and fell wounded in the 5:00 pm traffic. Cars were stratteling (driving over her). I circled around and stopped. Thank heaven, another car stopped, whose driver was a veterinarian and took this creature to the rapture center. Our little friend was in solitary confinement to heal for 3 mos, suffering from losing sight in one eye and a concussion. She passed her mouse test and I watched as she was released back into her environment!
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