In the dense Quang Nam forests in central Vietnam, WWF has installed several camera traps to capture the area’s unique biodiversity.
While the tiger may be camera shy, other species seemingly enjoy the limelight and fancy themselves being superstars. Monkeys, which quickly learn how to trigger the flash, easily use up a whole roll of film with their antics, while at least one entire roll of film captured wild pigs wallowing in the mud right where the camera was placed.
Large-antlered and annamite muntjac deer have also been photographed, as well as some very strange creatures such as the ferret badger and the rare spotted linsang.
WWF, through the innovative MOSAIC project, is working with local communities and forest officials to design and implement sustainable management practices to protect many of these species.
Throughout Asia, rhino horn is highly valued as a powerful traditional medicine. Although hunting and trading in parts of rhinos are forbidden under national and international laws, the illicit trade continues, pushing these incredible creatures to the very brink of extinction.
A camera trap has recently captured photos of a critically endangered Javan rhino in Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park. WWF continues to work in the park to assist in the protection of the rhino and its habitat.
A camera trap captured photos of this Javan rhinoceros whilst it was wallowing in a muddy pool