Our camera-trap ecotourism scheme is off to a great start, with three trekkers recently making the trip to the Veal Thom Grasslands and D’dar Poom Chop waterfall camp on the Gan Yu River. We had five of our cameras serviced (see photos below), including four in the grasslands and one near D’dar Poom Chop. The photos you see below are a small sampling that were taken in just under six weeks -ample proof that Virachey is still full of wildlife! And bear in mind that we still have anothe six cameras located very deep in the forest near Laos that haven’t been checked yet:
The following shots come from a camera whose card was not brought back to town but left in the camera-trap. The ranger checked the card in a tourist’s camera and took a photo of the display screen. Next month we’ll have the originals:
We also have photos of a large Civet cat -among others- but those are on the camera whose card was left in the trap. The next step is to have the rangers go into the forest on a 10-day trip to check all of our cameras. Another six cameras are positioned near the Laos border and no doubt they have been snapping away, “trapping” all kinds of denizens of the forest.