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Jaktén Langert, William, 2022. Camera traps as seen by wildlife managers : an insight into Swedish wildlife managers’ views on camera traps and other technological tools and methodologies in an adaptive wildlife management framework. Second cycle, A2E. Umeå: SLU, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

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Sweden strives for adaptive wildlife management. With the introduction of new technologies and methodologies, adaptive management must be resilient and efficient in implementing and trying these, to truly stay adaptive. One of the most widely used technologies within Swedish wildlife management is camera traps, as they are a relatively cheap and unintrusive means of monitoring wildlife. In this report, I focus on the practical and theoretical development and implementation of camera traps. By conducting qualitative, key informant interviews with Swedish wildlife managers, I provide insight into managers’ thoughts on and experiences with implementation of camera traps specifically and new technologies and methodologies more generally, and into their views on the challenges that Swedish wildlife management may face today, and in the future. The analysis revealed concerns in communication of information, knowledge, experiences, and technology uses between involved stakeholders, as well as issues in the coordination of methodological and technological development and implementation. Efficient communication and coordination are vital in maintaining a functional approach to adaptive wildlife management with fundamental knowledge amongst all stakeholders. The adaptive management framework and practical implementation needs careful work to obtain these functions. The analysis also revealed frustration amongst wildlife managers concerning the legislation around the use of new technologies. As adaptive management is reliant on a trial-and-error approach, legislation must be adapted to allow for new tools and methods to be tried in order to meet current and future management demands.

Main title:Camera traps as seen by wildlife managers
Subtitle:an insight into Swedish wildlife managers’ views on camera traps and other technological tools and methodologies in an adaptive wildlife management framework
Authors:Jaktén Langert, William
Supervisor:Hofmeester, Tim
Examiner:Ericsson, Göran
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö
Volume/Sequential designation:2022:3
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:1140A Master of Science in Forestry, 300.0hp
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies
Keywords:camera trap, adaptive wildlife management, governance, legislation, technology, implementation
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-17598
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-17598
Subjects:Nature conservation and land resources
Language:English
Deposited On:10 Mar 2022 09:37
Metadata Last Modified:11 Mar 2022 02:01

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