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MICA - Muskrat and coypu camera trap observations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany
Cartuyvels E, Adriaens T, Baert K, Baert W, Boiten G, Brosens D, Casaer J, De Boer A, Debrabandere M, Devisscher S, Donckers D, Dupont S, Franceus W, Fritz H, Fromme L, Gethöffer F, Herbots C, Huysentruyt F, Kehl L, Letheren L, Liebgott L, Liefting Y, Lodewijkx J, Maistrelli C, Matthies B, Meijvisch K, Moerkens D, Neukermans A, Neukermans B, Ronsijn J, Schamp K, Slootmaekers D, Van der beeck D, Desmet P (2022): MICA - Muskrat and coypu camera trap observations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. v1.10. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence.

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This camera trap dataset is derived from the Agouti project MICA - Management of Invasive Coypu and muskrAt in Europe. Data have been standardized to Darwin Core using the camtraptor R package and only include observations (and associated media) of animals. Excluded are records that document blank or unclassified media, vehicles and observations of humans. Geospatial coordinates are rounded to 0.001 degrees. The original dataset description follows. more

MICA - Muskrat and coypu camera trap observations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany is an occurrence dataset published by the Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO). It is part of the LIFE project MICA, in which innovative techniques are tested for a more efficient control of muskrat and coypu populations, both invasive species. The dataset contains camera trap observations of muskrat and coypu, as well as many other observed species. Issues with the dataset can be reported at

We have released this dataset to the public domain under a Creative Commons Zero waiver. We would appreciate it if you follow the INBO norms for data use ( when using the data. If you have any questions regarding this dataset, don't hesitate to contact us via the contact information provided in the metadata or via

This dataset was collected using infrastructure provided by INBO and funded by Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) as part of the Belgian contribution to LifeWatch. The data were collected as part of the MICA project, which received funding from the European Union’s LIFE Environment sub-programme under the grant agreement LIFE18 NAT/NL/001047. The dataset was published with funding from Stichting NLBIF - Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Mammals
Fresh water, Terrestrial, Awareness, Cameras, Damage, Damage prevention, Flood control, Flood protection, Introduced species, Invasive species, Observation, Pest control, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782), , Rodentia

Geographical coverage
Belgium [Marine Regions]
Germany [Marine Regions]
Netherlands [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 September 2019 - 3 October 2022

Taxonomic coverage
Myocastor coypus (Molina, 1782) [WoRMS]
Ondatra zibethicus
Rodentia [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Baert, Warredata creator
Boiten, Gustdata creator
Wetterskip Fryslân, moredata creator
Debrabandere, Manondata creator
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie; Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij (VMM), moredata creator
Franceus, Wouterdata creator
Fritz, Heikodata creator
University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), moredata creator
Herbots, Casperdata creator
Letheren, Liamdata creator
Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), moredata creator
Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen, moredata creator
Unie van Waterschappen, moredata creator
Neukermans, Brechtdata creator
Ronsijn, Jelledata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring
Metadatarecord created: 2021-07-20
Information last updated: 2022-11-22
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