Wildlife Scanner Project

Contribute to vital knowledge about the distribution and behavior of wild mammals! Discover UAE's wildlife secrets by classifying exclusive camera trap footage.

About this Event

Ever wondered how scientists estimate wildlife populations? How do they document their actions and predict their behaviors? In this activity, you will learn about one of the methods used to document wildlife and contribute to analyzing collected data.

Deploying camera traps is one of the credible methods scientists use to track animals in certain areas and locations of interest to help understand wildlife better. Emirates Nature - WWF has deployed many camera traps in various locations in the UAE with the aim of understanding and mapping UAE biodiversity.

In this activity, you will contribute as a citizen scientist and become a crucial part of our conservation efforts. With just a few minutes of your time, you can help us sort and analyze these images collected from our camera traps to identify any wildlife captured.

Who Can Participate?

This session is open to all Leaders of Change.

How Long Will It Take?

This is a self-led activity. It can be completed at your own pace and frequency.

Quick Start Guide

Here is how you can start:

  1. Create an Account:

    • Go to the Emirates Nature-WWF page on Mammal Web and create an account using your Leaders of Change email. This will help us monitor your activities and document your progress and volunteering hours.
    • Once you create an account, it will take up to a week to grant you access to the Mammal Web portal.
  2. Familiarize Yourself:

    • Get to know UAE terrestrial species through the Animal Guide and take the Emirates Nature quiz by scrolling down at the bottom of the Quiz page on the mammal web platform.
  3. Start Classifying:

    • Once you are ready, click on ‘Classify’ on the Emirates Nature-WWF page on Mammal Web to be taken to the classification section where you can begin identifying species immediately.
    • Take your time while analyzing the images. Once you are sure of your classification, click on 'Save changes' to save your work. Click on the next sequence to move to the next set of images.

Important Notes:

  • Please allow us up to a week after you sign up to grant you access to the portal.
  • Email or WhatsApp us after registering for the event to notify us that you registered so that you can start classifying.
  • While classifying, please make sure to check all of the images in the same set in order to submit a classification.

Additional Resources:

Check out our handbook for further details.

Questions?

Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400.

Areas of Impact:

  • Raising awareness among Leaders of Change about species, distribution, and important habitats for the various life stages of each species.
  • Helping change attitudes and behaviors towards nature.
  • Aiming to protect 30% of the UAE’s wild areas by 2030.

Join us in this engaging and impactful activity, and become a part of our mission to protect and understand UAE's wildlife!

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wildlife scanner handbook guide

 

 

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