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    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Gorilla beringei beringei (Mountain Gorilla), an endangered species.

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    Nam Kading, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Muntiacus muntjak (Indian Muntjak).

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    Central Suriname Nature Reserve, Suriname. Tayassu pecari (White-lipped Pecari) – a near threatened species. Of the sites researched, this one presented the highest number of species diversity (28).

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    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Tourists.

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    Volcan Barva, Costa Rica. Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot).

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    Manaus, Brazil.Tapirus terrestris (South America Tapir), a vulnerable species.

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    Manaus, Brazil. Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Giant anteater), a vulnerable species.

First Global Camera Trap Mammal Study

Posted by Bryony Quinn,

Here is a wonderful collection of mammals caught unawares in their natural habitats. This includes poachers, jaguars, apes, tourists, and a unicorn (pictured). Fascinating stuff and don’t be alarmed if it induces an inner monologue from Attenborough. This image (actually an Indian Muntjak) is one of nearly 52,000 photos of 105 mammal species, taken as part of the first global camera trap mammal study done by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM). Brilliant initiative, wonderful creatures – we had to show more images…

(Found via The Guardian)


Posted by Bryony Quinn

Bryony was It’s Nice That’s first ever intern and worked her way up to assistant online editor before moving on to pursue other interests in the summer of 2012.