from Jennifer Schmitt
This afternoon’s featured #SciFund project is Serengeti Live.
200 camera traps, 1,000 square kilometers, over 1,000,000 pictures a year! Only one problem…the pictures are sitting on flash drives in the middle of Serengeti, waiting for a “friend or college” to physically bring them back to the US. The answer! Serengeti Live, uploading the photos DAILY to the web and making them available for YOU to see![youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc_G0RuhYx8&w=560&h=315]
I have a particular fondness for this project because I have been to Serengeti National Park and I have been one of the “friends” carrying things back for the Serengeti Lion Project. The wildlife is amazing with wildebeest, lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, hyena, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, ostrich, honey badgers, you name it! And, to have pictures day and night taken in remote areas off-limits to tourists, AWESOME!
So awesome in fact that I am donating so I can give access to the photos from the camera traps to my brother-n-law for Christmas (along with his very own camera trap that I bought for his outdoor excursions). Who wouldn’t want access to these photos? Especially for only a $10 donation! It is like your very own National Geographic special right on your computer, everyday!
The Serengeti National Park is a remarkable place. The wildlife is phenomenal. It is a rich area for tourists and scientists so why not be both and give to Serengeti Live today!