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Posted on August 19, 2015 11:14

With the help of camera traps and observation walks, WCS researchers reported that the wildlife which is part of the species portfolio of Wildlife Project (PVS), inhabits the same territories as other animals.

In the Magdalena Medio, after the camera traps were 60 days in place, researchers detected the Blue-billed curassow (Crax alberti), the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Paca rodents (Cuniculus paca), and Agouti rodents (Dasyprocta punctata). Meanwhile, observation walks led to detect Brown Spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus) and White-fronted capuchin monkeys (Cebus versicolor).

Similarly, in the Llanos Orientales, the Tapir was registered (Tapirus terrestris), the Puma (Puma concolor), the White-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari), deer (Odocoileus sp.), Paca rodents (C. paca), the Black agouti (Dasyprocta fuliginosa) and the Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla).

And during the observation walks, researchers spotted Red Howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus) and Weeper Capuchin monkeys (Cebus olivaceus cf.).

Additionally, the researchers also visited some areas where they will plant native species, in order to increase areas with vegetation that is representative of the original ecosystems.

All this information will assess how the actions being conducted by Wildlife Project (PVS) will impact the mentioned and other species.

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