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new at Uakari Lodge: Camera Trap!

Find out more about the new Uakari Lodge experience that combines science, local knowledge and tourism for the conservation of the Amazon.

Uakari Lodge guide holding an amera trap.

Photo: Lucas Ramos.

Uakari Lodge visit diary

(...) mornings start early at Pousada Uacari! At 6:30 am we have breakfast and we leave for the activities at 7:00 am, taking advantage of the cooler moments of the day and the hours when the forest is most full of sounds and movements. We will take a trail to install camera traps in the forest, our cameras will remain capturing images of the animals until the last day... What will we observe? During the flood season we use the same trails we walked on during the dry season, but they are traveled by rowing canoe! It is impressive to observe the ability of our local guides to find their way around the igapó - as the flooded forest here is known. (...).

On the last night of the visit to the Mamirauá Reserve, after dinner, we will watch the presentation of the results of the camera trap sampling.

Records for species conservation

Sampling fauna using a camera trap (or commonly known as camera trap ) is a success, especially for medium and large species of mammals. The results are ready and can be evaluated in a short time, being great allies when designing strategies for the conservation of wildlife and their habitats, especially endangered species.

It is widely used to detect species of animals that occur in a region, as well as their density and other aspects of their biology - in other words, a record of wildlife . It becomes an essential tool for maintaining a balanced environment by obtaining knowledge (survey, inventory and behavioral analysis) to characterize wild fauna: their behaviors and provision of ecosystem services necessary for human life, such as food, pollination and dispersal of plants, regulation of population balance and pest control.

They only capture images and videos of wild animals with as little human interference as possible in their natural environment . Simply put: these cameras, protected by a case, are designed to withstand exposure to the sun, rain and humidity, having motion and/or temperature sensors that automatically trigger recordings when an animal passes in front of their display. During the night, the infrared flash captures high-quality images and does not scare animals, since the frequency of the light emitted is not captured by the retina of most of them.

In Brazil, there are important conservation projects that use camera traps. In this context, the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Institute monitors and collects data on jaguars (Panthera onca), aiming to support conservation strategies for the species in the Amazon biome.

Uakari Lodge researchers installing camera traps

Photo: Lucas Ramos.

Which animals would you like to register?

Here at Uakari Lodge, together with science and local knowledge, we co-create experiences that go beyond resting: to join efforts in the search for the conservation of the Amazon forest, especially the floodplain - and magic happens when we meet you . The experience that each visitor who passes through here reiterates the importance of each person in protecting biodiversity .

Our new Camera Trap experience puts the body to feel this movement of active participation of observing the forest, perceiving the details of its dynamics, observing the interconnected diversity and then analyzing the records made - which you installed yourself!

Of course, as nature is always changing, every record is unique, so come prepared for surprises - and that's good news!

Uakari Lodge researchers setting up camera trap

Photo: Lucas Ramos.

You can participate in the Camera Trap experience through the 7-night program or we customize it according to your style here at Uakari Lodge.

Send us a message and we'll see you soon ;)


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