The Guyana Expedition is only in its second year with last year’s team establishing a new relationship with the Protected Areas Commission in the hope that future expeditions could return to the country. The 2018 expedition continued to build on the data from the projects that were carried out last year. These included bat mist netting, camera trapping and amphibian surveys. The 6 week expedition took place at two different base camps within the pristine rainforest of Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA) in the deep interior of the country.
The aims of the expedition included researching the relationship between abundance and diversity of bat species in varying distances of habitats to rivers; comparing amphibian diversity and abundance around the two base camp areas in the KMPA and to document the presence of ground-dwelling wildlife using camera-traps.
The living conditions and travel situation was tough but the team had an amazing time!