Cocha Cashu - Manu National Park (01.01.2014 to 03.31.2014)

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Year: 
2014
Quarter: 
January - March
Communications activities: 

In March 2014, Cesar Flores Negron, scientific director of Cocha Cashu Biological Station-San Diego Zoological Society, and TEAM-Manu collaborator in the climate protocol represented TEAM in an meeting organized by the Peruvian Service of National Parks, SERNANP. In this meeting the park presented their research plan for terrestrial monitoring inside Manu National Park. Previous to this meeting,  Patricia Alvarez-Loayza met in September 2013 with park officials to talk about the terrestrial mammal monitoring program that TEAM manages in Manu National Park, in two sites, Pakitza and Cocha Cashu. It was agreed that TEAM will collaborate with them in the logistics and training of the park rangers, and sharing data of those two sites. Manu National Park will set up more camera taps in 4 locations around Manu National Park and this data, along with TEAM-Manu data, will increase the knowledge of the terrestrial vertebrate distribution in the park. 

 

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

 No field work one in the rainy season

New Species: 

 none

Protocol Activities: 

 Administration and Logistics: Most of the equipment was purchased in the United States and it will be brought to Peru in May to start the monitoring activities of 2014.