San Dieguito River Valley ConservancySan Dieguito
River Valley Conservancy

Wildlife is under a great amount of pressure due to climate change and increased human activity. Habitats are changing quickly. For example, landscapes can change from natural to urban or from forest to shrubland. Unfortunately, wildlife might not be able to adapt to these changes quickly enough, but scientists and citizen scientists are working to gather data in order to protect wildlife and preserve spaces they call home. Data is gathered in many different ways but in this module we’re going to focus on how and why scientists use wildlife camera traps and radio telemetry. These are relatively simple and effective tools that provide data and information on how to protect wildlife in the face of climate change and increased human activity.