Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl’s wildlife



wildlife captured by automatic cameras in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Top pic is a wild boar and bottom pic is a lynx.

From the BBC

“Automatic cameras in the Ukrainian side of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone have provided an insight into the previously unseen secret lives of wildlife that have made the contaminated landscape their home.

Throughout 2015, the cameras will be positioned at 84 locations, allowing a team of scientists to record the type of animals passing through the area and where they make their home.”

This research is being carried out by a consortium of universities in the UK. The purpose of the reseach gives the organization its acronym of TREE: TRansfer – Exposure – Effects (TREE)
“Integrating the science needed to underpin radioactivity assessments
for humans and wildlife.” Their website is here:




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