Motion-triggered cameras in different parts of the southern province of Burdur have been observing wild life in the region for three years.

The cameras have so far photographed various species including the caracal, coyote, wolf, fox, wild rabbit and badger. Tamer Yilmaz, the Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks says that “threats against wild animals increased parallel to the increase of human activities in natural areas.  Their living spaces are narrowing and many of the species are already under threat.  The purpose of this work is to figure out the impact of human’s activities on animals and their population because we need to take measures to protect them.”

Yilmaz said they had good results in the latest region where they worked.  He states that “we have systems in 20 spots at the moment.  We will add 15 more and observe the data before making a scientific report on wild animals.”  Although they already knew that the region was rich in terms of wild rabbits, the research has now given a clearer idea about the wolf and caracal population.

Yilamz asked people not to damage the motion-triggered cameras, saying “we place these camera and they draw interest from people.  They are public property, bought with our taxes.”



Source:  Daily Hurriyet

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