Council’s wildlife camera stolen from conservation area
Date of alert:
Friday, 19 August 2022
A digital camera installed to monitor wildlife as part of local conservation efforts has been stolen.
The Campark T80 trail camera went missing from Ford Meadow by the River Thet on August 11, Thetford Town Council has confirmed.
“It is incredibly disappointing that someone would want to remove this without permission,” said the mayor of Thetford Jane James.
The council was using the camera as part of its environmental protection work in conjunction with Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (BFER).
“Our river corridor is a real jewel in Thetford’s crown," said Ms James. "We were learning more about the wildlife such as otters and kingfishers that also call this part of our town home."