Video: Collecting Species Data in Uganda

setting up camera trap in Uganda

Badru Mugerwa — the subject of the short film “Badru’s story — sets up a camera trap in Uganda. (© Benjamin Drummond)

A few months ago, Human Nature posted a blog about the Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring (TEAM) Network reaching a major milestone: the collection of their 1 millionth camera-trap photo of wildlife. That blog remains our most popular post so far in 2013.

Here’s some more good news for TEAM: A short film produced for the TEAM Network will be screened at the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival. The film, “Badru’s Story,” follows the TEAM site manager in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as he gathers field data that is helping us better understand the threats to biodiversity in the world’s remaining tropical forests.

The six-minute film provides a great glimpse at what it’s like to work in one of Africa’s most diverse and species-rich forests. Check it out:

Molly Bergen is the managing editor of Human Nature. The TEAM Network is a partnership between CI, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Smithsonian Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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