Passive Acoustic Monitoring Workshop
Project. As effective conservation of biodiversity requires timely and accurate information on target species at relevant scales. Acoustic tools provide unique insights that should be a part of any conservationist’s toolbox. Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) is recognized as a valuable method for monitoring populations of animals, including essentially all major taxa, from insects to mammals. Desirable characteristics include simultaneous data collection at multiple locations, continuous monitoring, unbiased recording, low observer intrusion on the system being monitored, and ability to monitor individuals at considerable distance, including cryptic species. The goal of the workshop was to introduce the acoustic approach to promising researchers, conservationists, and field technicians working in Central Africa, home to the second largest rainforest on earth and the incredible biodiversity it holds. All the participant received a certificate of completion, an Automatic Recorded Unit (ARU), batteries, 32 GB SD Card, a USB drive with all the presentations. We are so grateful to Dr. Peter Wrege and assistants for organizing this amazing workshop.