Over the course of our African golden cat study, we have captured many of the rainforest mammals that are resident in Kibale National Park. Some of these species, including our cats, are difficult to see. In addition to using these photographs in our study of forest carnivore ecology, we have also used them in presentations to local primary school children (many of whom are children of hunters). In addition to their proven importance in the study of elusive rainforest animals, a shouting classroom of children packed far beyond standing room only illustrates the effectiveness of camera traps in community conservation education.
Photographs were taken with Panthera V4 cameras and videos with Stealthcam HD cameras. This project is funded by Panthera's Kaplan Graduate Awards and Small Cat Action Fund with additional funds and logistical support from the Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda.