Have Trap.NZ done any analysis of the full set of data available from all project put together? I’d be interested in seeing that sort of thing if possible.
- A heat map of species trapped across NZ.
- Relative percentages that different species represent of the kills, by area, or type of area. (Urban/farmland/native bush/waterways/etc/)
- Time of year (e.g. month) by numbers of different species trapped, also potentially by different regions of NZ.
I’ve just done a little of this within the Owhango Alive project and one thing that really stood out was that stoat kills were very much aligned with traps that were close to major waterways.
Possibly it would be useful to allow for “lines” to be broadly categorised in terms of their location - following a waterway, urban, forestry, native bush, farmland, roadside, etc. If that additional data was provided by enough different projects then Trap.NZ could probably produce some very interesting analysis, some of which could help trappers decide the best place to put their traps.