Studies on Central Suriname NR with TEAM data

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April 29, 2015

In January there were no activities in the field regarding the terrestrial vertebrates protocol. The camera trap pictures that were collected were identified and the data was completely uploaded to the TEAM website. Approximately 27,000 pictures were processed with deskTEAM. In the mean time a student from the University of Suriname estimated the population densities for the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) and the margay (Leopardus wiedii) for the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. The results will be presented mid-May. Another student from the University of Suriname will be estimating the tapir (Tapirus terrestris) population density in the CSNR the coming months.

We hope that more students will use the TEAM data, because the CSNR site collected terrestrial vertebrates data for 7 years continuously and we are sure this data can eventually lead to improved biodiversity conservation and management actions if it is used.