Cocha Cashu - Manu National Park (07.01.2016 to 09.30.2016)

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July - September
Communications activities: 

On June 2016, Cocha cashu TEAM manager, Patricia Alvare-Loayza was part of the ACEER educational activites directed to Puerto Maldonado school teachers. The group was composed by 16 teachers and all of them learned about camera traps, field work, data procesing and utility of these camera traps to monitor wildlife. 

Unusual Events at the TEAM Site: 

Our camera trap group saw traces of the presence of non-contacted indigenous people on some of the locations of the camera traps.

We followed protocols, we reported the sightings and we left the area.

Protocol Activities: 

TEMA's six vegetation plots were remeasured between August and September. We did not have any complication and the work was done on time.

The deployment of camera traps was succesful and on time. Only two camera traps failed and those were sent to RECONYX to be inspected and fixed.

Logistical Problems: 

Weather data was collected later because of unreliable transportation. This year, the biological station did not have an extra boat, and the data collection that was due in June could not be done by Alvarez. The current low budget does not allow monthly weather data collections.