Nagaland is one of the least explored states of India when it comes to documenting mammalian diversity. The high level of hunting and anthropogenic pressures in the region makes animals too elusive to be sighted with ease. Under such circumstances, combined with the undulating terrain of the region which makes large scale foot surveys hard to implement, camera traps become essential tools to document mammalian diversity.

Camera traps were deployed across 8 sites of the state for short durations (approx one week) during the survey period. Over 10 species of mammals, representing over 8 families were photo-captured during this period. Some such as the Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) and Spotted Linsang (Prionodon pardicolor) feature on Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, while many others are listed in various CITES appendices such as the Himalayan Palm Civet (Paguma larvata), Tree Shrews (Tupaia sp.) and the Yellow-bellied Weasel (Mustela kathiah).