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Monitor Ocelots in Trinidad

Monitor Ocelots in Trinidad

Monitor Ocelots in Trinidad

Trip Details:

Operator:   Earthwatch
Price From:  2,575 USD
Program duration:  15 day
Trip Dates:  01-11-2017,31-12-2017

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About this program

There are many threats against ocelots in Trinidad and Tobago, and researchers are working to determine the threats and solutions. By understanding the behaviours, distribution, prey and habitat use, researchers and participants can help determine the most effective ways of education and awareness to protect the future of the species.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival, introductions, travel to field station.

Days 2-7:

Daily activities include: Deploying and retrieving camera traps: Help to set up camera traps to document ocelot presence in Trinidad. Assist in the processing of data collected by camera traps, including sorting and organizing the photos for analysis. Assessing ocelot habitat:Assist with the collection of data on habitat that is associated with ocelot presence and activity, as well as that of other terrestrial fauna. Tracking and processing scat: Hike in teams or ride in vehicles to search for scat. Help to process and examine scat at the research station to assess prey contents and possibly prepare for genetic analysis.

Day 8: Team departs.

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