Camera-trap

A non-invasive method for monitoring animals in the wild. A remotely activated camera, equipped with a motion or infrared sensor as a trigger, captures an animal on film when researchers aren’t present. Photos are later reviewed, providing information on...

Artificially incubating

Reptile or bird eggs are maintained and hatched in captivity in an incubator, where environmental conditions, such as temperature and humidity, can be controlled.  In conservation, this technique is often used as a method of nest protection, to increase hatching...

Mark-recapture

A method commonly used to estimate an animal population size, when it is not practical to count all the individuals.  A portion of the population is captured, marked, and released.  Later, another proportion is captured.  The number of marked individuals in this...

Radio telemetry

Animals are fitted with small radio transmitters which emit radio signals that can be tracked by biologists with the aid of a receiver and aerial antennas, providing information on location, movements and behaviour. (Also radio tracking)

Radio tracking

Animals are fitted with small radio transmitters which emit radio signals that can be tracked by biologists with the aid of a receiver and aerial antennas, providing information on location, movements and behaviour. (Also radio telemetry)