Camera Trap 2016 contest results

Camera Trap 2016 contest results

19 January 2017

Internet users have chosen the winners of the Camera Trap 2016 second national contest. This year, the contest was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russia’s nature reserve system and the establishment of the first specially protected area.


The project is aimed at demonstrating the abilities of modern technologies, including camera traps, and at promoting them in the research and preservation of wildlife and rare animals.


The contest began on 16 May 2016 and ended on 25 December. About 2,000 photos and video clips by 103 participants were submitted. Among the participants were nature reserves, national parks, hunting farms and other environmental organisations. Photos and videos of Amur tigers captured by trail cameras in the Bastak Nature Reserve won the Felines category.


The award ceremony for the winners will take place at the opening of Russia’s Primeval Nature festival on 20 January 2017. The main prize is the instant alert anti-poaching satellite system; it will be presented to the Pechoro-Ilychsky Biosphere Reserve (Komi Republic). The Amur Tiger Centre was the official partner of the contest.