Headquarters of the national environmental agency (ICMBio) within the Jamari National Forest in the State of Rondônia, Brazil, where the accomodations are also located.
Group in july 2015
Activities: Participants will receive training on forest navigation and obtain coordinates from points of interest, and also on identification of mammals. After some practice, participants will be split in small groups to collect data from several different areas of the reserve. All will gather during the nigth to enter data into datasheets employed to monitor activities and information collected.
Purpose: Research. After the expedition is over, a report will be produced with data collected by participants.
Who can participate: Anyone. There is no need for a background in biology or related area.
Dates: NOT AVAILABLE
Cost: € 975.00 (approximately 1,260 USD). Includes transportation forth and back from the meeting point (a hotel in the capital city of Rondônia, Porto Velho) to base camp, food, lodging, training and guiding. You can use your credit card for online payment through paypal (at the side bar, even if you do not have a paypal account).
Location: Jamari National Forest, State of Rondônia, at the headquarters of the national environmental agency (ICMBIO), accomodations with overnights and meals, and optional to sleep in tents.
The species that we are most interested in are the jaguar (Panthera onca) and the puma (Puma concolor). Other species will also be recorded because they furnish important information regarding the quality of habitat for the big cats, and some of them are threatened.
Among the species that are present in the region and that we have a chance to record during the expedition are the jaguar and puma, the ocelot (Leopardus pardali), short eared dog (Atelocynus microtis), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), tapir (Tapirus terrestris), collared-peccary (Pecari tajacu), paca (Agouti paca), white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), red brocket deer (Mazama americana), giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), and the primates saddleback tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis), Snethlage's marmoset (Callithrix emiliae), night monkey (Aotus nigriceps), squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus), capuchin monkey (Cebus apella), brown titi monkey (Ateles chamek), and Geoffroy's woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) among others.
The Jamari National Forest is 220 thousand hectares in size, located in the State of Rondônia, Brazil, in one of the regions suffering the highest deforestation pressures. It is a reserve classified as being of 'direct' use, meaning that harvesting of natural resources are allowed once the necessary permits have been obtained. Portions of the reserve are thus mined and havested with selective logging. It is considered of 'extremely high priority of conservation' by the Ministry of Environment of Brazil. Research in this area will allow us to evaluate the impacts of harvesting of natural resources on the sustainability of wildilfe.
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