What does the data submitted through Sky Island FotoFauna tell us about wildlife in the Sky Islands? Use the interactive dashboard embedded below (also viewable in full screen) to explore results from this project by species, location, and camera site — and see what kind of wildlife have been detected near you. (For instructions on how to use the dashboard, scroll down.)

Instructions — How to Use the Dashboard

Here are a few tips for exploring the FotoFauna Dashboard. 

  • Expand the dynamic data figures around the map by clicking on the upper right corner of each panel (the circle with four arrows pointing outwards).

  • View the map legend or change the basemap by clicking the icons on the upper right corner of the map pane.
  • Zoom into specific locations on the map by hovering over the map and scrolling down (scroll up to zoom out).
  • Click and drag the map to move the field of view eastward (drag left), southward (drag up), westward (drag right), or northward (drag down).

To View Data by Species

Use the FotoFauna Dashboard to see which species are seen most often across the camera network and where they are present on the map (by clicking one or more purple species bars on the bottom graph). The species displayed on the species frequency figure scales to the map extent so as you zoom in, the combination of species shown and the number of records of these species reflects the area in view.

Note: Endangered jaguars and ocelots are documented in the project but not shown on the dashboard to protect the species. 

To View Data by Camera Site

Click on a camera location to see the total number of species observed in that location, the months of checklist data available, and the extent to which influences of people, domestic animals, livestock, or vehicles affect this location. Note that each location is approximate to protect privacy, so the actual camera location in within 1,000 m of the displayed point.

If the camera location marker is blue, the camera is within 15 meters of drinkable water for a majority of the months reporting. If the camera location is yellow, the camera was not within 15 meters of drinkable water for majority of the months reporting. The size of the camera location marker scales with total species richness, so larger markers indicate more species observed at that location.

To View Data by Locale

Explore the wildlife richness of different neighborhoods by zooming into locations on the map or clicking on a locale (green bar) on the figure to the right of the map.