Ocho Verde is part of the Osa Conservation Camera Trap Network, one of 13 camera sites in the Osa Peninsula region. Camera Trap data is collected and studied to gain a sense of which animals are where and why. We share our data(nearly 30,000 images) with the MAPCOBIO Project which records biodiversity from camera trap projects from all over Costa Rica.
Using wireless camera trap technology for use in our project we have become one of the very first to receive live images from Central America in the United States. This technology has been incorporated into an iPhone app by the Zoological Society of London. “Instant Wild” uses wireless camera trap images from select parts of the world to increase awareness of biodiversity. Now, we can all see what is going on in our forest along with everybody else. Here is the link to Instant Wild.