Ocelots are Trinidad’s top land predator. But human encroachment, illegal hunting and traffic accidents have left the wildcats vulnerable, and researchers are scrambling to save them.
Work with local communities and experts on this project, where you will help study ocelot behaviour, determine their population and generally assist in not only saving the cat but in protecting the island’s fragile environment.
Being among the first humans to learn about Trinidadian ocelots—while the species has been studied elsewhere in Central and South America, little is known about them on the island of Trinidad
Exploring endemic flora and fauna on the island's unique coastal, marine, forest, freshwater, savanna and man-made ecosystems
Deploying, retrieving and studying the footage from camera traps for animal analysis
Earthwatch Institute • 800.776.0188 Length/Departs: 8 days/Nov - Dec. Accommodation: Hangel Research Station bunks Price: $2,575 USD Difficulty: Difficult
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