Dzanga Sangha Newsletter May 2020

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“We have completed the great ape nests and elephant dung degradation study. A total of 558 marked indices were revisited and data obtained to estimate degradation rates for DSPA. At the same time, one wildlife inventory team was sent to complete the survey of the community hunting zone. During 18 Days, they observed 328 indices on 7 transects.

 

Also, with the help of rangers we de-installed 79 cameras that were installed in February and March, downloading about 11 000 videos. Unfortunately, 7 cameras were lost to poachers. So far very interesting data has been obtained but of course we can only draw conclusions after we analyze them.

 

Three out of four permanently monitored forest clearings were visited with about 14 000 images and videos downloaded from installed camera traps. The database for the analyses of these data is being developed."

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