Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (07.01.2014 to 09.30.2014)

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July - September
Communications activities: 

No communication events at the TEAM site for this period.

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

No unsual events at the TEAM site for this period.

New Species: 

No new species at the TEAM site for this period.

Protocol Activities: 

Vegetation monitoring

No vegetation work is scheduled/ done in this quarter.


Climate station

All climate data for this quarter was uploaded on the portal. Climate station battery is slowly loosing charge. It seems one solar panel is unable to charge the currently connected 200 Ah battery. A second solar panel needs to be added.


Camera traps

Camera trapping for both arrays (60 camera trap sites) was successfully implemented. Images are being exported in to DeskTEAM. Annotated images will be saved in .tpk files and DVDs posted soonest the annotations are complete. We are experiencing issues with DeskTEAM. This is delaying the image annotation process. I am working with Jimmy to have these sorted.

Protocol Problems: 

Funding for FY15 not yet received from WCS Kampala. This is likely to cause delays in activity implementation. This is because ITFC does not have sufficient funds in its core to support research activities. Delayed funding is delaying some climate station repairs such as adding a second solar panel to the station.

Schedule Problems: 

Delayed climate station repairs, and bi-monthly maintenance visits.

Logistical Problems: 

Delayed funding for this financial year and quater.


No major suggestions at the moment.