World-class, long-term biodiversity monitoring

01 Jan 2019
World-class, long-term biodiversity monitoring

The Wildlife Conservation Society has established a world-class biodiversity monitoring program over the past decade, providing estimates of key species abundance, distribution and population trends across the wildlife sanctuary. Camera traps are used to record the presence of rare and cryptic species, and newly developed techniques such as passive acoustic monitoring are being trialed. This program has monitored over 950 wild species, including 75 globally threatened species and led to the discovery of 20 species new to science.