NZCS Brownsberg Nature Park Camera trap Monitoring 2013-2015

Latest version published by National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS) on Apr 24, 2019 National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS)

Brownsberg nature Park is the most visited protected area in Suriname. Sixteen camera trapping stations, some with two opposite cameras, were positioned at Brownsberg Nature Park in 2012. After a trial period the cameras worked continuous from January 2013 till December 2016. The initial objective was to investigate the impact of eco-tourism on the mammal community. Later other interesting subjects were explored as well (i.e. impact of illegal gold mining, competition between jaguars and pumas, and density estimations). This data set shows only the large terrestrial mammals (>1 kg body mass) and terrestrial birds for the period December 2013 till February 2015. However more than half of the triggers was caused by human activity (tourists, cars, road workers, etc.). The principal investigators of the camera trapping research projects were/are Paul Ouboter and Vanessa Kadosoe, while several students occasionally assisted or carried out thesis research on related subjects (Dimitri Ouboter and Geeta Thakoerdien).

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Ouboter P, Ouboter D, Kadosoe V (2019): NZCS Brownsberg Nature Park Camera trap Monitoring 2013-2015. v1.1. National Zoological Collection of Suriname (NZCS). Dataset/Occurrence. https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs-brownsberg-camera-trap-monitoring-2012-2015&v=1.1

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Keywords

Occurrence; Marsupialia; Xenarthra; Primates; Carnivora; Perissodactyla; Arthiodactyla; Rodentia; Crax alector; Psophia crepitans; Brownsberg Nature Park; Camera trap; Monitoring; 2013; 2015; Suriname; Specimen; Opossums; Anteaters; Slots; Armadillos; Monkeys; Carnivores; Tapirs; Peccaries; Deers; Rodents

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assistant
IBER Paramaribo SR
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR

Who filled in the metadata:

Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322

Who else was associated with the resource:

Distributor
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Principal Investigator
Vanessa Kadosoe
Assistant Vector Entomology
NZCS Leysweg #86 Paramaribo SR +597 465558 ex 2322
Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Director of IBER
IBER Acetyleen straat #3 Paramaribo SR +597 8866450
Custodian Steward
Dimitri Ouboter
Database Assisstant
IBER Paramaribo SR

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage for the Brownsberg Nature Park Monitoring encompasses the central and northern part of the Brownsberg Mountain plateau, including upper slopes.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.762, -55.23], North East [4.907, -55.173]

Taxonomic Coverage

All specimens from this expedition were identified either to family, genus or species level.

Order  Xenarthra (Ant eaters, Sloths, Armadillos),  Primates (Monkeys),  Carnivora (Carnovores),  Perissodactyla (Tapirs),  Artiodactyla (Peccaries, Deers),  Rodentia (Rodents)
Species  Crax alector (Black curassow),  Psophia crepitans (Grey-winged trumpeter)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-12-14 / 2015-02-25

Project Data

Amphibians and mammals were used as indicator taxa at Brownsberg Nature Park. The impacts that were investigated were ecotourism and illegal gold mining.

Title Identification and use of indicator taxa for human impact monitoring
Identifier BID-CA2016-0006-REG
Funding Flemish Inter-University Council (VLIR)
Study Area Description On parts of the plateau there is Mesophytic tropical rainforest, as well as on the slopes and creek valleys. The more rocky parts of the plateau have Xerophytic tropical rainforest.
Design Description A total of 16 locations were fitted with cameras. The cameras were spaced 0.8 to 1.4 km apart. Usually two cameras were placed almost opposite to each other. The camera traps were served on a monthly basis.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Paul Ouboter
Principal Investigator
Vanessa Kadosoe
Originator
Paul Ouboter
Originator
Vanessa Kadosoe
Originator
Dimitri Ouboter
Originator
Geeta Thakoerdien

Sampling Methods

The photographs were collected through camera trapping.

Study Extent During the Brownsberg Nature Park Camera trap Monitoring, the are was continuously sampled. The cameras were serviced on a monthly basis.
Quality Control Occasionally the identification of specimens was rechecked by a foreign expert.

Method step description:

  1. 1. Camera traps were positioned in the field on tree trunks along made made roads and trails 2. The cameras were serviced every month, during which the batteries, memory card and desiccant were changed. 3. The photographs were uploaded on a computer and sorted using Camelot software. 4. The animals on the photographs were identified based on field guides and own experience.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e898796e-d96c-426f-aa67-dc4476b3e37f
https://cloud.gbif.org/bid/resource?r=nzcs-brownsberg-camera-trap-monitoring-2012-2015