Wildlife Scanner Project

Contribute to building knowledge about the distribution of wild mammals in the UAE by classifying and analyzing exclusive camera traps footage!

About this Event

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

Deploying camera traps is one of the credible methods scientist use to track animals in certain areas and locations of interest to help understand wildlife around us better. Emirates Nature - WWF have deployed many camera traps in various locations in the UAE with an aim to understand and map UAE biodiversity better.

In this activity, you will contribute as citizen scientist. W

ith 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. Go to the Emirates Nature-WWF page on Mammal Web and create an account using your Leaders of Change email. This will help us to 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 mamal web portal 
  2. Familiarize yourself with UAE Terrestrial species through the Animal Guide and taking theEmirates Nature quiz at the bottom of the Quiz page
  3. Once you are ready, click on ‘Classify’ on Emirates Nature-WWF page on Mammal Web to be taken to the Emirates Nature-WWF page where you can begin identifying species immediately.
  4. Take your time while analyzing the images, once you are sure of your classifyication, click on save changes to save your classification. Click on the next sequence to move to the next set of images. 

Important note:

- Please allow us up to a week after you sign up to grant you access to the portal 

- While classifying, please make sure to check all of the images in the same set in order to sumbit a classification.


Check out our handbook for further details.

Questions?

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

Which area of impact does it contribute to?

  • Raising awareness among Leaders of Change of species, distribution, and important habitats for the various life stages of each species  
  • Help change attitudes and behaviours towards nature 
  • Protect 30% of the UAE’s wild areas by 2030.

 

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