Monthly Archives: June 2008

On ocelots, anteaters and armadillos…

Despite malfunction in two cameras we still increase our database on wildcats in Pontal and other important species. This is the first time we record a lesser-anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla) on our surveys. The lesser-anteater. As the cameras make no distinction between species, we are collecting information on mammal species abundance such as nine-banded-armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), […]

Ocelots, cattle, and…?

Yay!!! Nice results start to appear from Ponte Branca!!! And more new ocelots individuals on our records! A particular one I will call Theresa, bestowed Theresa Siskind who very generously made the very first donation to the project via Wildlife Direct. Thank you Theresa! The ocelot “Theresa”, at Ponte Branca. Nothing is perfect and one […]

The leap of the cat: there and back again

It has been a lot of work on SEE-U, which is now on its last week! In all these activities I had to go to Belo Horizonte to presents my master’s research design to a committee on the University. Definitely a long day! Waked up at 3:30 a.m. to get a ride from IPÊ’s headquarters […]

Back on April 22th. – The Ponte Branca Companion Ends (at last!)

At last, after three field days working in the same area, we return to Ponte Branca to fix the last three camera stations. It was a warm day and as soon as we reached the forest edge something moved fast making a great noise close to Cicinho. A rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus)!!! Cicinho jumped to one […]

Back on April 21th. – The Ponte Branca Companion Continues

Today we arrived on Ponte Branca late. Marina needed to return to her activities at the University and we dropped her off at the bus station to say good bye. Once we arrived at Ponte Branca to carry on our work we found good and fresh ocelot tracks. The best part: the track followed the […]