Cost-benefit analysis of increasing sampling effort in a baitedcamera trap survey of an African leopard (Panthera pardus) population

The use of baits at camera trap stations has been shown to increase capture rates in population surveys of large carnivores. This study set out to establish the most costeffective density and duration of sampling for baited-camera trapping (BCT) of leopards in a semi-arid savanna environment. To determine this, we used batches of 30 BCT stations (sampling occasions) to survey a population of leopards (Panthera pardus) at Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe from July to October 2017. We applied combinations of low to high sampling densities (2e7 occasions) and short to long sampling durations (2e14 days) and observed the effects on population estimates and cost of conducting the survey. Sixty-one leopards were identified...

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