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In April, the first camera traps were set up on the Vechte’s canals and side arms in the Vechte area (project area 3).

At seven locations, day and night, they take pictures of all the animals that swim or pass by. In this way, we want to track down coypu and muskrat in the project area.

In the past months, hundreds of images have been taken and saved. So far, the photos have been evaluated manually: the animal species were identified and classified. In the course of the project, an image recognition software will be trained with the photos of coypu and muskrat. The software will then automatically recognize these animal species and will replace the time-consuming manual evaluation of the images in the future.

Here, we would like to present a selection of the most beautiful photos and the variety of the occurring species.

Sharpe your eyes, how many animal species can you recognize?