ITAIPU Binacional (Paraguay) Project

This project focuses on the study of medium and large terrestrial mammals present in the protected areas of ITAIPU Binacional in Paraguay. These areas represent the last remnants of the Upper ParanĂ¡ Atlantic Forest near the border with Brazil in Paraguay. The study aims to assess the status of the medium and large terrestrial mammal population in order to inform management decisions in the area. We used a modified grid sampling site distribution with a total of 505 sites with varying vegetation cover in order to sample the diversity present in the area. Each sampling site is sampled for a minimum of 21 days. The data will be analyzed to estimate diversity and activity patterns of the species present in each of the eight protected areas. We will also study the relationship between the use of space and ecological variables by the species present using occupancy modeling.

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