Camera Traps

A workshop with Dr.Sanjay Gubbi

18 - 19th June 2022 | KCRE, Agumbe

Are you an aspiring wildlife student, early career researcher, photographer, citizen scientist, or nature enthusiast eager to learn about deploying camera traps?

This hands-on field technique workshop is for you!

Here is what you will learn...

Monitoring wildlife: Starting with why it is necessary to monitor wildlife, you will learn

  • How to monitor
  • The scales you will need
  • How to select sample sites and sizes, and
  • Which sampling methods to use when
Capture-recapture methodology: Next, you will learn all about prepping up for your study by understanding
  • Basic principles and methods of capture-recapture
  • Identifying locations for camera traps
  • Preparing maps
  • Deploying camera traps 
Camera trapping: Then, you delve right into the action by learning how to
  • Make a working plan and establish field protocols
  • Design data forms for data collection
  • Check camera traps
  • Record field observations
  • Document and manage data
Data analysis: You will learn the crucial aspect of sifting the chaff from the grain by learning all about
  • Processing images
  • Identifying individuals
ON-FIELD: This hands-on field workshop blends in both theory and practical sessions. Under the guidance of experts, you will set up, deploy a camera trap, record data on the field.

Meet the Team

Dr Sanjay Gubbi

Senior Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation
Programme Head, Holématthi Nature Foundation
A passionate wildlife biologist and conservationist, Sanjay works extensively on the conservation of large carnivores like tigers and leopards, understanding their population biology, proposing conservation policies for their protection, and minimising human-wildlife conflict.
He holds a PhD in Leopard Ecology and Conservation.
Sanjay was awarded the Whitley Award (Green Oscars) in 2017 as well as the Co-Existence Award (2019) among several others for his work, and has authored several books and articles in English and Kannada.
Malaika is working on leopard ecology project that monitor long-term population trends of leopards in the forests of southern Karnataka.
She also works on understanding the ecology of small mammals like rusty-spotted cats in these forests.

Malaika Mathew Chawla

Research Assistant
Holématthi Nature Foundation and Nature Conservation Foundation

Shravan Suthar

Research Assistant
Shravan started his journey in the wildlife space at Kuvempu University where he completed his Master’s in Wildlife and Management.
Being passionate about nature, he is inclined towards studying the ecology of carnivores, human-wildlife conflict, and GIS techniques.


Open to ALL above 15 years.


Dates: 18th & 19th June 2022

Time : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Maximum participants: Only 20!


Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology

Kalinga Mane
Guddekeri, Agumbe Hobli
Thirthahalli Taluk, Shivamogga-577411


Cost: Rs.7050 /-

Includes: Accommodation in Dorm (on a shareable basis), food(all meals), program charges, and materials.
Excludes: Transportation to the venue and personal expenses.

Participation certificate will be awarded on completion of the course.