Camera traps in Peru
Meet the animalsThere’s the jaguar, the largest cat species in South America, as well as the smaller-sized puma and ocelot.
Moving past the camera in search of food – and to not become food for the above mentioned predators - are red brocket deer, collared and white-lipped peccaries, and a razor-billed curassow.
Other native species posing for the camera include a tapir, a giant anteater and giant armadillo, a short-eared dog and a weasel-like tayra.
Cameras for conservationWWF is working in the Amazon to protect these species and many others.
By using camera traps, scientists can learn more about a species and their habits as well as threats to their survival, which include habitat loss, deforestation, hunting and wildlife trade.
This valuable information will contribute to WWF’s efforts to develop effective conservation measures.