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Pit Traps


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Thanks to an extended voluntourist stay by Chris Morrell, a hands on Youth Wildlife Club programme supportedby Rupununi Learners and the IUCN was developed.

Wildlife Club members regularly visit two sites and are working to create 2 to 3 more sites in the Yupukari area.

Participants identify and record sightings along with other interpretive and measurable information (temperature, habitat type etc.). The goals of the program are to energise the youth club with new activities and skills training, as well as link their participation to other village activities including ecotourism.

pit sites

The above map shows where the wildlife club members are currently walking transects (in white) and the sites where pit traps (in yellow) are in place.