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.
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Grassman, L. I., Tewes, M. E., & Silvy, N. J.