Camera Traps – April 2021

Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps - April 2021, accrued 40-cassowary sightings, 7-dingoes and 108-feral pigs.  Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers were 42% down, dingoes were 79% down and feral-pigs were also down by 22%.  Against April of the preceding year, however, cassowaries were 250% up, whilst dingo numbers were 70% lower and feral-pig sightings had also decreased by 163%.  As nine of the

Camera Traps – April 20212021-05-05T07:23:20+10:00

Camera Traps – March 2021

Camera Traps across March 2021 accrued 43-cassowaries, 7-dingoes and 101-feral pigs.  Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers were 40% down, dingoes were 80% down and feral-pigs were 29% down.  Against March 2020, cassowaries were 38%-down, dingo numbers were 30% lower and feral-pigs had also decreased by 61%; however, 9 of the 12 camera traps failed to work for either half or all of

Camera Traps – March 20212021-04-11T09:38:16+10:00

Camera Traps – February 2021

Camera Traps across February 2021 accrued 111-cassowaries, 16-dingoes and 276-feral pigs.  Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers were 150% up, dingoes were 43% down and feral-pigs were 195% up.  Against February 2020, cassowaries were 12%-down, dingo numbers were 533% higher and feral-pigs had also increased by 150%. Image highlights from February

Camera Traps – February 20212021-03-03T10:46:06+10:00

Camera Traps – January 2021

Camera Traps - January 2021 accrued 153-cassowaries, 8-dingoes and 282-feral pigs.  Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers were 237% up, dingoes were 81% down and feral-pigs were 231% up.  Against January 2020, cassowaries were 130%-up, dingoes were even and feral-pig numbers grew by 170%. The recent decision to collect data twice-per-month avoided the chance of a camera's zero-monthly-return, but it also revealed 5-cameras

Camera Traps – January 20212021-02-05T06:34:36+10:00

Camera Traps – 2020

Data collected across 2020, from the twelve Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps, captured 772-cassowaries from 505 events, 528-dingoes from 217 events and 1,462-feral-pigs from 483 events.  In terms of congregation, for every 2 cassowaries, there were 3-dingoes and 4-feral-pigs snapped and within territorial constraints, cassowaries were significantly more perambulatory than both dingoes and feral-pigs.  Unfortunately, this does not provide reliable data on population comparisons, but

Camera Traps – 20202021-03-07T20:16:55+10:00

Camera Traps – December 2020

Data collected from the twelve Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps over the month of December 2020 accrued 74-cassowaries, 107-dingoes and 110-feral pigs.  As aggregated percentages, cassowaries were 115% up for the month, dingoes were 256% up and feral-pigs accrued 90% of the monthly average.  All 12 Camera Traps functioned without fault across the month. Camera Traps - December 2020 - image highlights for the

Camera Traps – December 20202021-01-05T07:48:26+10:00

Camera Traps – November 2020

Data collected from the Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps over the month of November 2020 accrued 34-cassowaries, 108-dingoes and 108-feral pigs.  As aggregated percentages, cassowaries were 56% down for the month, dingoes were 307% up and feral-pigs were 86% down.  All 12 Camera Traps functioned without fault across the month. Cassowary numbers continue to be down, with the majority of the males still nesting, although

Camera Traps – November 20202020-12-03T05:38:58+10:00

Camera Traps – October 2020

Data collected from the Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps over the month of October 2020, accrued 36-cassowaries, 135-dingoes and 43-feral pigs.  As aggregated percentages, cassowaries were 57% down for the month, dingoes were 474% up and feral-pigs were 34% down. Dingo numbers were skewed, because Camera Trap # 10 has clearly taken the interest of a family that made 120-appearances across the month, many meddling

Camera Traps – October 20202020-11-03T08:35:44+10:00

Camera Traps – September 2020

Data collected from Daintree Rainforest Camera Traps over the month of September 2020, accrued 62-cassowaries, 22-dingoes and 136-feral pigs.  As aggregated percentages, cassowaries were 5% down for the month, dingoes were 24% up and feral-pigs were even. As I tallied the monthly data, my mind persistently wavered toward the Daintree River Crossing (DRC) – Options Assessment Report, which is currently open for public consultation. 

Camera Traps – September 20202020-10-06T06:34:43+10:00

Camera Traps – August 2020

Camera Traps - August 2020 The data collected from Camera Traps over the month of August 2020 suffered only one camera failing and the month's tally accrued 69-cassowaries, 38-dingoes and 102-feral pigs.  As aggregated percentages, cassowaries were 104% up on the monthly average, dingoes were 218% up and feral-pigs were 75% fewer.  Two shots of dingoes had piglets in their mouths, but

Camera Traps – August 20202020-09-03T08:28:39+10:00

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