Surveying carnivores at large spatial scales: a comparison of four broad-applied methods




Reliable methods to estimate species richness are very important to managers and conservationists because they provide key data to make the right decisions in conservation programmes. In the case of carnivore mammals, traditional methods, such as direct count censuses, are not useful since these animals are usually scarce, elusive and nocturnal. Difficulties in carnivore sampling are compounded when monitoring programmes are developed at large spatial scales, where high economic costs and field efforts are necessary to achieve reliable richness or abundance estimates. These problems have highlighted the need to find more effective carnivore survey methods, especially in regions with high rates of landscape change.


Biodivers Conserv






- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Outra biodiversidade terrestre;
- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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