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BNHS Ties up US' AAM to Launch e-Mammal Project in India
Aug 21, 2014

In a biodiversity initiative, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)-India has tied up with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to track and study the mammals across selected sites in the country.

The e-Mammal project will be implemented under the Museums Connect Programme of AAM. The e-Mammal project seeks to promote cultural understanding among children through applied scientific research across schools in India, US and Mexico 

As a part of Citizen Science, it will engage students and teachers for generating data for scientists through camera traps to document animal population sizes, activation patterns and habitat use. Camera trapping across different continents will yield greater data on biodiversity.

Citizen Science is an emerging area and engaging school and college children in wildlife monitoring will contribute to understanding and documentation of biodiversity on a large-scale, facilitating direct conservation action. 

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