Fishing Cat Landscape Slideshow (PHOTOS)
Each day we tromp through fields of high grasses and morning glory covered landscapes to set up Mo’s camera trap and search for evidence of fishing cats.
One day after we found fresh fishing cat prints from a mother and a kitten living in the area, bulldozers moved in scraped up the earth in preparation for a new shrimp farm. We had to pick up and move the camera trap to a new location. This is a story that repeats itself almost everyday we camera trap.
Each day we see more and more human activity in the fishing cat habitat from Styrofoam lunch boxes floating in streams to freshly drained ponds.
This slideshow (by Jo) illustrates what is increasingly the reality in Sam Roi Yot and shows how quickly the wetland landscape is changing into a hotbed of industrial shrimp farming activity.
Take a look.