Cocha Cashu - Manu National Park (04.01.2012 to 06.30.2012)

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Year: 
2012
Quarter: 
April - June
Communications activities: 

On July 3rd, Manu National park offices agreed to use TEAM data for their monitoring activities. This partnership validates  TEAM activities and protocols in the Madre de Dios region.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

We observed non-contacted indian trails while setting up camera traps in Manu National Park. The trails and signs were fairly old so we continued to deplete the cameras.

Protocol Activities: 

THe first round of camera traps were depleted at Cocha Cashu.

We started measuring the trees but we may have a delayed since Patricia Alvarez had to leave the site for a medical emergency and a meeting the the National Weather Service. We will resume the job ASAP.

Schedule Problems: 

Patricia Alvarez had to leave Cocha Cashu for medicial reasons but will resume the job ASAP

Logistical Problems: 

We were going to delepte the cameras at Pakitza (COU-2) but there was a film crew of 60 filmmakers that made us decide to deplete the cameras at COU-1 first.

The dessicant material Zorb-it is not working properly. I am using silica rocks to keep thre GPS working and this works fine, Zorb it does not work at EBCC.

We could change the measuring tapes for the trees for a French brand. The Americna brand is stretching and loosing its numbers. The french tape last for year without loosing its properties.

We do have one camera trap in bad shape , I took it out for replacement.

Internet connection is still really slow so we can not uplaod data from Cashu.

Suggestions: 

Zorb-it is not working propoerly. I am using silica rocks to keep thre GPS working and this works fine, Zorb it does not work at EBCC.

We could change the measuring tapes for the trees for a French brand. The Americna brand is stretching and loosing its numbers. The french tape last for year without loosing its properties.

We do have one camera trap in bad shape , I took it out for replacement.

Internet connection is still really slow so we can not uplaod data from Cashu.