NEWS FLASH (Vol. 03)

CONSISTENT OF THE MAMMALS WITH THE CAMERA TRAP DANSD THE NATIONAL PARK OF FAZAO MALFAKASSA AND THE RESERVE OF FAUNA OF ABDOULAYE.

A mission of spreading and installation of the cameras traps been done by the team of the NGO AGBO-ZEGUE in the park national Fazao-Malfakassa (PNFM) and the Reserve of Fauna of Abdoulaye of the 1st to March 10, 2021 with the support of the curators and supervising.

In May 2020, the NGO AGBO-ZEGUE benefitted from a subsidy for the project” Contribution to the improvement of the statutes of conservation of the carnivores in the areas protected from the Togo” financing of the IUCN Save Our Species and the union European to establish the scientific proofs of the presence of the big carnivores: the lion (Panthera leo) and the leopard (Panthera pardus) in Togo. Took part in this mission of collection of data of the presence of these big carnivores in Togo, the Director Exécutif of the NGO AGBO-ZEGUE: John Kokou Toviho GAGLO and the two technical helpers of the project: Mrs. Jeanne Kafui DEKAWOLE and Mr. Délagnon ASSOU

To the total, 90 cameras traps have been installed. Either 70 in the PNFM and 20 in the Reserve of Fauna of Abdoulaye. In every protected area, sites of pose of the cameras have especially been chosen on the basis of presence of the indications of animals along the tracks and around the points of water. On the basis of the pictures compiled (> 140 000 pictures and videos) for the follow-up of the mammals, that is the occurrence of the species, the use of the habitat and the activity of the species during the seasons dry and rainy, we identified 32 species of mammals, that that, combined to the results of the previous publications, door 57 the total number of species of mammals historically returned for the PNFM to the exclusion of the bald-mice

This follow-up permitted through the pose of camera trap to discover the presence very likely of these species of carnivores in the PNFM. A continual follow-up is recommended strongly.

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