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Title: Use of Multi-Layer Camera Trapping to Inventory Mammals in Rainforests in Southeast Cameroon
Authors: HONGO, Shun
DZEFACK, Zeun's C.B.
MINAMI, Sosuke
NAKASHIMA, Yoshihiro
YASUOKA, Hirokazu  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Keywords: Arboreal camera trap
Boumba-Bek National Park
Mammal community
Nki National Park
Species richness
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African study monographs. Supplementary issue.
Volume: 60
Start page: 21
End page: 37
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.
DOI: 10.14989/250126
Appears in Collections:60(Utilization and Potentials of Non-timber Forest Products and Wildlife in Southeast Cameroon)

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