A T L A N T I C _R A I N F O R E S T - DESCONTINUED
Activities: Participants will receive training on how to navigate 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.
Purpouse: 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.
Cost: € 975.00 (approximately 1,260 USD). Includes transportation forth and back from the meeting point (a hotel in the town of Sooretama) 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). You can also make a partial payment and complete it on your arrival at base camp.
Location: Sooretama Biological Reserve, in the area of the national environmental agency, 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, ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), 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 masked titi monkey (Callicebus personatus), capuchin monkey (Sapajus robustus), and white-faced-tamarin (Callithrix geoffroyi) among others.
The Sooretama Biological Reserve (REBIO) is located 162 km from the capital of Espírito Santo, Vitória, between the towns of Linhares and São Mateus, with an area of 27,946 hectares. The REBIO is a UNESCO World Heritage and considered, according with the Brazilian Ministry of Environment, a priority area for conservation. Being a Biological Reserve its access is very restrictive, and public visitation is only allowed for education and/or scientific, depending on previous authorization. Studies in its area will allow us to judge the impact that its isolation and interference of a highway that cut the reserve has on the mammalian community and populations.
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