For species protection in the Amazon rainforest, researchers need data on the distribution of endangered species. Automatic camera traps help them in their work.

Mammals, birds and reptiles: Hundreds of species of vertebrates inhabit the Amazon rainforest. Recording their stocks on foot is a laborious and costly undertaking and, given the size of the area, almost impossible to do. The jungle region is more than eight million square kilometers in size and is spread over eight countries.

You cannot collect this data on foot

It is easier with so-called camera traps. These work day and night and automatically document the way of life of many different species that get caught in the light barrier of the cameras.