Honduras – 2016
During the summer of 2016 I participated again in an Operation Wallacea project, this time Honduras. We walked transects and placed camera-traps. For the search for tracks on the transects we had a local guide with us, to make it more or less standardized. Overall we didn’t find too many tracks, mostly red brocket deer and some coati tracks and signs. The highlight was the find of a potential jaguar track near one of the camps. In the following weeks we found 3 different sets of tracks, so I got convinced it was a jaguar roaming around, but no luck on the cameras.
For the camera-trap study we were working for a PhD student who was going to use the REM (Random Encounter Model). Although I’m quite skeptical about the method, it might have some good points.
A little blog and more pictures you can find here.