Cape Leopard Trust
South Africa
Environmental NGO
Annual camera survey of a selected area in the Western Cape, in this case the Overberg region. Leopard density estimation and biodiversity monitoring for landscape-level conservation purposes;, photo tracking of individual leopards. Human wildlife conflict mitigation and environmental education.
Fynbos, forest, mountains, coastal dunes - varied
Baboon, Human, Domestic (Cattle), Guinea Fowl, Vehicle
Monkey (Vervet), Otter, Springbok, Wildebeest, Aardwolf

WildID enables us to process large volumes of data much quicker than we would be able to manually. The online platform allows for multiple staff members to access the same dataset in real time resulting in a streamlined and coordinated workflow. The advice, prompt support and customisation we receive is valued and appreciated. We also enjoyed ‘giving back’ by providing training data sets for new species.

Anita Wilkinson - Senior Researcher - Cape Leopard Trust

Survey set-up:
86 paired camera stations, placed along jeep tracks and hiking trails, spaced across 2400km2 of heavily fragmented Fynbos habitat. Land-use ranged from private nature reserves and national parks, to agriculture (including livestock, vineyards, orchards and grains) and game keeping, as well as tourism and leisure activities (hiking and mountain bike trails). Cameras were set to take a burst of three photos during day-light hours and had the inter-trigger delay set to "Fast as Possible", resulting in multiple triggers for group-living, diurnal animals.
Aug 2021 - Jan 2022
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