|Title:||Use of Multi-Layer Camera Trapping to Inventory Mammals in Rainforests in Southeast Cameroon|
DZEFACK, Zeun's C.B.
VERNYUY, Latar N.
YASUOKA, Hirokazu https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5066-1534 (unconfirmed)
|Keywords:||Arboreal camera trap|
Boumba-Bek National Park
Nki National Park
|Publisher:||The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University|
|Journal title:||African study monographs. Supplementary issue.|
|Abstract:||Species richness is a basic metric for ecological study and wildlife management. However, complete mammal species lists are often unavailable for African rainforest areas. We conducted a multi-layer camera trap survey wherein arboreal and terrestrial cameras were concurrently deployed to inventory mammals in the rainforests in and around Boumba-Bek and Nki National Parks in southeast Cameroon. We deployed 88 terrestrial and 150 arboreal cameras with the aid of Baka assistants. From a total of 2, 901 terrestrial and 5, 404 arboreal camera-days, we obtained 7, 359 terrestrial and 4, 433 arboreal mammal video records and recorded 40 species and one genus-level taxon (Galagoides spp.). Among these, 4 were observations of nocturnal arboreal mammals that had not previously been documented in the study area. Arboreal cameras captured all but 1 of the arboreal species previously recorded in the study area. In contrast, terrestrial cameras failed to capture 4 previously observed species. Our survey captured more primate and carnivore species than any previous study in the area, demonstrating the efficacy of this approach for inventorying mammals in African rainforests.|
|Rights:||Copyright by The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, March 1, 2020.|
|Appears in Collections:||60(Utilization and Potentials of Non-timber Forest Products and Wildlife in Southeast Cameroon)|
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