Prof Nick Beresford told us, "Within the TREE project (TRansfer - Exposure – Effects) the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Salford University are using wildlife trap cameras to look at mammal abundance in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Our cameras have only just been deployed but our Ukrainian collaborator, Dr Sergey Gaschak, has had a few out in the Zone for two years.
"When he downloaded his latest set of photographs he found the first confirmation of brown bear (Ursus arctos) in the area."
|Brown bear. Photo: Sergey Gashchak (Chornobyl Centre, Ukraine)|
|One of the newly fitted camera traps in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.|
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Staff page of Dr Brenda Howard, CEH (TREE Principal Investigator)
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