Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NEWSLINK: Leopard group seeks crowdfunding for new camera system

The Ingwe Leopard Research has launched a crowd funding project to help fund a new camera trap system for their work in South Africa. The new system will allow images from the cameras to be sent to citizen scientists to take part in the research and help sift through the data gained.

The group need $30,000 to put in place the developments and framework needed to get the system up and running.

The Ingwe Leopard Research has put the proposal together because they want to stop the hunting of leopards and increase their protection in South Africa. They believe that the figures for population number held by CITES is an overestimate and they want more research carried out into the population levels to find out just how many leopards are still free living in the country.

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