Protection and monitoring of the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in Cantão State Park, Tocantins, Brazil

George Georgiadis, Silvana Campello, Benaya N. Leles

Abstract


In 2010, the Instituto Araguaia, a local NGO, started a program to protect and monitor giant otters, and to use them as an umbrella and flagship species for the conservation of the Cantão ecosystem. As part of the program, a census was carried out to determine the giant otter population of a group of 16 lakes in the park, and this population was monitored over a 28-month period spanning three breeding seasons, between September 2010 and December 2012.


Keywords


Abundance Estimation; Population Dinamics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5597/lajam00208

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