We have been using camera traps to record and monitor wildlife in the Jama-Coaque Reserve since 2008. The focus of our early work with camera traps was to build a basic species list for the mammals found in the Jama-Coaque Reserve. Within the first year we documented 20 species, including a number of rare and threatened species such as the White-fronted Capuchin monkey and Red Brocket Deer. After years of basic monitoring work we then began using the camera traps to study the movement and habitat use of Ocelots within the Reserve and surrounding properties. In 2016 we were donated 12 new camera traps, which we immediately put to use by monitoring the wildlife of the Jama-Coaque Conservation Corridor and within the forest canopy.
Document the presence of wildlife in the Jama-Coaque Reserve
Monitoring the seasonal presence and habitat use of wildlife, with a specific focus on threatened species
Monitor movement of wildlife along the Jama-Coaque Conservation Corridor
Estimate population density of ocelots and other wide ranging mammals
Document wildlife use of the forest canopy