Wanted: Bobcat and lynx photos

UBC Okanagan is seeking photos as part of a study with BC's Ministry of Environment

  • Feb. 17, 2016 10:00 a.m.

A bobcat/lynx study is currently under way at the University of BC Okanagan, in partnership with BC’s Ministry of Environment,and needs your help. They are seeking photos of bobcats and lynx captured by trail cameras, or conventional cameras, from allcorners of the province and from all time periods to help determine the current provincial distribution of each species. Theythink bobcats are moving northwards and into higher elevations.

The photos don’t have to be great photography they just have to show a bobcat or a lynx, or even just a part of one. Photoscan be blurry or dark and don’t even have to clearly show which cat species is present. When sending photos, please includeboth the date and location of each photo. Location should be as specific as possible: most preferred is UTM or LAT/LONGcoordinates. If that information is not available, then please provide the name of the nearest road or landmark (includingdistance and direction from road or landmark), or nearest town (including distance and direction from town), or watershed ormanagementu unit.

Photos will be used for data only (which species was where when) and will not influence management decisions regardinghunting/trapping bag limits or season dates. Photos will not be published or shared with anyone without permission, andphotographers will retain ownership of their photos. The results of this study will be gladly shared with all those who areinterested.

Please email photos to T.J. Gooliaff at tj.gooliaff@ubc.ca.

 

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