Manaus, Brazil. Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Giant anteater), a vulnerable species. This image is one of nearly 52,000 photos of 105 mammal species, taken as part of the first global camera trap mammal study done by The Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM).
An international group of scientists has completed a huge study that captured 52,000 candid photos of 105 species throughout the world, according to a Conservation International Press Release. It has confirmed the findings of small local studies: that smaller reserves and habitat loss negatively affect mammal populations. There are now fewer species of small animals and insectivores are the first to disappear.