Camera Traps - a workshop

27 - 28th November 2021 | 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.

Course Director

Amrita M Menon

Research Coordinator, Nature Conservation Foundation
Masters in Applied Ecology.
Amrita is broadly interested in conservation biology and population ecology. She is now working on a leopard conservation project in Karnataka with the Western Ghats team at Nature Conservation Foundation. She mainly uses camera trapping and spatial capture-recapture methodology to obtain population estimates for leopards. She analyses the distribution of other terrestrial mammals in her study area using other appropriate methods. She is working on improving the current ecological data processing by implementing new and innovative technological solutions.
Previously, she has worked on golden frogs (Hylarana aurantiaca) at Agumbe Rainforest Research Station, on the Olive Ridley turtle conservation program at Centre for Ecological Sciences, IISc, Bangalore, and on neotropical bats of Brazilia National Park in Brazil. She has worked in field sites like the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Island.


Open to ALL above 15 years.

COVID Mandate: Participants must either be fully vaccinated and produce their vaccination certificates. Or produce a negative RtPcr report not older than 72 hours.


Dates: 27th & 28th November 2021

Time : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Maximum participants: 20 only!

Medium: Simple English.


Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology

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


Students: Rs.4000 (Valid student ID needs to be produced)
Professionals and others: Rs. 4500

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

Participation certificate will be awarded on completion of the course

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