Wildlife Survey in Pendjari Project

The project focuses on the monitoring of two antelope subspecies, western hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus major) and korrigum (Damaliscus lunatus korrigum) inhabiting Pendjari National Park in Benin. The park is part of the so-called WAP Complex, the largest system of protected areas in the West African savannah belt. The survey was organized in the scope of a PhD dissertation at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague with the support of the non-profit organization African Parks, which manages the area. In total, 56 camera traps were systematically deployed in a grid for a period of 2-3 months during the dry season in 2020.

The project includes another two extra camera traps which were deployed around a waterhole, outside the systematic grid.

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