Guide for camera trapping wild dogs, foxes and feral cats


‘Camera trapping’ is the most widely used survey tool for wildlife monitoring throughout the world. Effective use of camera traps requires an understanding of how they work and where to place them to maximise their value as a survey tool.

This Primefact provides a general guide for practitioners interested in using camera traps to survey wild dogs, foxes and feral cats (introduced predators). The key topics covered are;

  • Camera selection
  • How camera traps work
  • Settings for camera traps
  • Placing camera traps
  • Number of camera traps to use
  • Power sources
  • Checklists


Primefact 1651 First Edition

Published: Jul 2018