Conservation and Trapping Science

Washington: Cameras reveal snowshoe hare density
Mar 7, 2022 16:23 ET

Summary:

The number of hares in a forest is a good indicator of how healthy that ecosystem is -- and now there's a better way to find out. A new study shows recently developed camera-trapping methods could be a viable alternative to live-trapping for determining the density of snowshoe hares and potentially other small mammals that play a critical role in any forest ecosystem.

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