Wildlife viewing cameras are used at Duke Farms to address a variety of research and educational objectives for many wildlife species. They are an effective tool for learning about wildlife behavior as well as documenting species presence.
Wildlife cams are an excellent opportunity for place-based wildlife education. No matter what educational setting where one is located – both formal and informal - the cams provide a way for people to get up close and personal with locations or species they would not otherwise be able to.
Here are some examples where our wildlife cams are being used for education:
- Classrooms in urban areas such as Jersey City and Newark, New Jersey
- Extended care health centers
- Girl Scouts for badge requirements
- Millions of individuals
Wildlife cams are also used by wildlife researchers. Some habitats are very sensitive to human disturbance and the only way for scientists to gather data is through the use of cameras. Our cameras provide an excellent opportunity to inform researchers and policy makers about the habitat health and individual species needs.
At Duke Farms, our wildlife cams are being used to:
- Document species migration to assist in climate change research
- Monitor the effectiveness of conservation strategies
- Observe species and overall habitat health.