BIO 121 CSUGC Scientific Inquiry Using Wildcam Report
Gorongosa National Park is a 1,570-square-mile protected area in Mozambique. Lion researcher Paola Bouley and her team use motion-detecting trail cameras to learn more about Gorongosa’s lions. Lions are not the only animal captured by these cameras. The photos provide valuable information on a variety of different animals, including helping estimate populations, behaviors, and interactions of other animals. The public has identified animals and collected data from the photos on a citizen science website called WildCam Gorongosa (www.wildcamgorongosa.org (Links to an external site.)). The WildCam Lab is a part of WildCam Gorongosa, where you can view trail-camera data on a map, filter, and download the data to investigate scientific questions.