Caxiuanã (07.01.2014 to 09.30.2014)

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Year: 
2014
Quarter: 
July - September
Communications activities: 

I attended an online training with Jimmy MacCarthy and other site managers (Patricia, Johana and Badru) where we talked about the features of the WPI tool and some interesting trends about the animals of each site. 

 

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

No unusual events at the site.

 

New Species: 

No new species recorded at the site.

 

Protocol Activities: 

CLIMATE PROTOCOL - climate data from July to September were collected and submitted at TEAM portal. On September 19th we realized the installation of the new range gauge in the climate station.
 
TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES PROTOCOL - Array 1 deployment and retrieval was completed. Images from Array 1 are ongoing in to DeskTEAM computer program. Camera trap setting for array 2 is in progress. 

 

Protocol Problems: 

CLIMATE PROTOCOL – we had a gap on climate data because of problems in HD of the computer. So, we have missing data between July 21-28.
 
TERRESTRIAL VERTEBRATES PROTOCOL - We are experiencing problems with cameras trap. We tried to repair some of them here in Belém (Brazil). However, we have not had many successful on it. At the moment, we have five cameras without working and no extra cameras. After that, I am concerned that we will have more cameras failures after finishing Array 2 deployment.

 

Schedule Problems: 

 No schedule problems.

 

 
Logistical Problems: 

There were not logistical problems.

 

Suggestions: 

We need a plan to repair or replace the cameras. I really do not know if it is viable send the cameras to Reconyx because of the bureaucracy and taxes of importation.  I tried to repair some cameras here in Belém but I think that it is not the best choice. I would like to have more options.