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Cameras Aid Conservation Efforts

June 1, 2008

How Hidden Cameras Aid Conservation Efforts for

Jaguars and Other Rare Animals

new camera technology becomes cheaper and better, rare animals in
places like Peru’s rainforests may soon be photographed and documented
more thanks to the efforts of wildlife biologists. These kinds of
photographs are important because they can provide crucial evidence of
where species of animals like jaguars roam, giving scientists, park
managers, and conservation advocates the facts they need to argue for
greater protection of specific habitats. It also gives conservation
professionals knowledge of where to concentrate their efforts and
research, and can likewise increase public awareness of interesting and
endangered animal species.

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