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New volunteers get to grips with camera traps

New pine marten project Yorkshire volunteers

Volunteers after a 7 mile hike setting up camera traps to look for pine marten.

Camera traps are again out on the North York Moors looking for pine marten – helped by new volunteers. 

4 more volunteers have joined the project and recently got to grips with the camera traps during a long hike in a Forestry Commission area on the southern Moors.

The new volunteers add to the 2 already involved in the project, meaning that NatureSpy can keep up monitoring on the Moors in a more systematic way and ensure more ground is covered, as well as offering new opportunities and training to those involved.

There are many areas still to search that have never had any camera traps placed on them but do have a good history of recent sightings. It is hoped that eventually it will lead to uncovering pine marten presence on the Moors.

Staff and volunteers were also joined by Forestry Commission Ecologist for Yorkshire, Cath Bashforth – and we are very grateful for her help and support as the project progresses.

Watch this space for updates and footage from the project, and you can have a look at what we’ve captured so far on the project’s homepage.


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