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  • Are camera traps really non invasive ?

    01 mai 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    Without engaging into a complicate debate regarding this question, we just want to expose several pictures of 20 different species that might question this assertion. Since we started ecological monitoring with camera traps in Mlele Beekeeping Zone in...

  • first pictures from 2014 session in Rukwa GR

    19 avril 2015 ( #Biodiversity )

    Here follows a first selection of images captured during the 2014 camera trap survey conducted in the northern part of Rukwa Game Reserve. The same 4 grids of 100 sq. km coverd in 2012 were covered in 2014, but with 36 cameras per grid instead of 12 per...

  • Some reptiles of Mlele Beekeeping Zone

    20 juin 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    Diversity of reptiles in the area was never carefully studied and S. Spawls et al. (2004) in their reference book, A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa outlined the under-collection of data in Western Tanzania. Even if we never really looked for...

  • Focus on a discreet species: the bushpig, Potamochoerus larvatus

    10 avril 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    The bushpig is relatively abundant in favourable habitat (relatively dense vegetation such as patchwork of floodplains, riverine forests, and woodlands) but remain rarely observed directly, while being regularly and frequently captured by camera traps....

  • Some 2014 news...

    25 janvier 2015 ( #Biodiversity )

    Hello, Well the fact I've been off radar for a while doesn't imply that nothing happened in 2014! Two students from UASWS came in the field in Inyonga, one of them to work on the reviewing of the Beekeeping Zone Management Plan, the other one to implement...

  • Camera traps and birds

    12 mars 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    Even if the camera are set up to capture images of medium to large mammals, birds are frequently captured as well, particularly large ground active species like helmeted guineafowls (Numida meleagris) and Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri). Helmeted...

  • Rukwa: two species of galagos pictured in 2014

    30 avril 2015 ( #Biodiversity )

    If we knew that the lesser and larger galago species were present for many years through direct night observations, it took us several years to obtain the first pictures of a large-eared greater galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus) in 2012 in Rukwa - see...

  • First time picture of a live melanistic Greater Galago, Otolemur crassicaudatus monteiri

    27 février 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    In August 2012, in the adjacent Rukwa Game reserve, one of the camera traps set by a student from UASWS-hepia, S. Mermod recorded what appears to be the first image of a live melanistic Greater galago. If the species was known from neighbouring Katavi...

  • Poaching and anti-poaching

    23 février 2014

    At national and regional level, poaching, particularly of elephants, remain problematic. Recent census conducted over the Selous – Mikumi and Ruaha – Rungwa ecosystem revealed drastic drop in elephant populations within these large protected areas complexes,...

  • Bateleur Eagle and Puff adder

    04 mars 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    During the July 2013 camera traps session we encountered on the road a killed puff adder (Bitis arietans). A Bateleur Eagle (Teratopius ecaudatus) was busy eating it when we arrived. The puff adder was apparently killed by a car on the road marking the...

  • Blue duiker in the miombo woodlands

    17 février 2014 ( #Biodiversity )

    During the rain season 2012 - 2013, the cameras captured for the first time a new species, the blue duiker, Philantoba monticola. The species was known from the dry forest of the shores of Tanganyka Lake (Mahale NP), but was not recorded in the dryer...

  • Why this blog?

    13 février 2014

    To communicate and disseminate the results of the wildlife monitoring surveys conducted in Western Tanzania since 2008, thanks to a collaboration between Swiss (ADAP NGO, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland - hepia Geneva) and Tanzanian...

  • Images copyright

    13 février 2014

    Images presented in this blog originate mostly from two sources: - the camera traps surveys conducted regularly since 2008 by ADAP and hepia, images belong to the two institutions. - pictures taken by various photographers connected with ADAP or hepia...