NOTE: CLASS DATE CHANGED TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 10AM - NOON.
During the 2010 World Tiger Summit, the conservation and sustainable management of prey species was identified as a key priority for all tiger-range countries to ensure the recovery of tiger populations. Many of these prey species are important game animals harvested by local communities, and so their effective management is critical for tiger and human co-existence, too.Scott is working with the Wildlife Conservation Society Russia program and the Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve to develop a system for monitoring prey species using camera traps. They are considering everything from study design (e.g., where are cameras placed in the landscape?) and the ability to meet important model assumptions, to the feasibility for managers to actually implement these models. They have already made great progress, and the new techniques they are developing will offer a reliable way to monitor prey species with camera traps not just for Russian managers, but for tiger conservationists across the species’ range.
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