Poster presentation 12th International Mammalogical Congress

Difficulties in flying international with camera traps (#642)

Sonya Fardell 1
  1. The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

The use of remote sensing cameras is becoming an increasingly popular method to monitor and gather data on wildlife. The success and usefulness of this technology is not in question. But one aspect of setting up a trial, which is sometimes not considered in the early stages of planning, is the difficulties which can be encountered when traveling with these cameras, especially when overseas air travel is involved. We have learnt the hard way that there are many potential pitfalls, not all of which can even be resolved with forward planning. This poster is a summary of the problems, the various regulations, and the pitfalls we have encountered. Hopefully others can learn from our adventures.