Detecting stoats and wallabies
Thermal camera does the job
Check out the summary of how our thermal camera was able to find an elusive stoat at Shakespear Park. This story was also covered by Stuff. The challenge now is to try to catch it and identify and catch any others in the park. This is also a great example of renting a camera before committing to buy.
Our thermal camera also captured the first footage of a wallaby crossing the Aviemore dam. This could be an important defence in helping to control the spread of wallabies around Aotearoa.
The team at The Cacophony Project continue improving the thermal camera. Upcoming releases that we are testing include:
- improved tracking to reduce the number of false positives
- integration with TrapNZ
- Real time email alerts when a certain predator is detected
- Improved visit analysis
- Alerts when the camera battery needs replacing