Each year Badru Mugerwa sets 60 camera traps in the rugged forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. His work is part of the TEAM Network, a global web of field stations that provide an early warning system for loss of biodiversity in tropical forests.

Badru and his fellow TEAM scientists have collected over one million images of mammals and birds to help guide conservation efforts.

This story is the first in a series that follows three TEAM scientists on three different continents monitoring ground dwelling animals, vegetation and climate. View Ensia homepage

This video was photographed, recorded and produced by Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele. View more of their work at bdsjs.com.