|Town/Region||Sayram-Ugam National Park|
|Categories||Communities, Mammals, People|
|Date||29 Jun 2015|
I am doing research of Menzbir Marmot since 2007, since I was a student. This is an animal of my main professional interest. The 2015 field season work is planned as a continuation of 2013-2014 season research. The main scientific topics I should study for my survey completion are:
The work is going to achieve the systematic status of Menzbir Marmot population in Kazakhstan understanding based on the survey of species native area, habitats and behaviour. The collected in scientific expeditions data will be added to my Ph.D. dissertation materials. I hope to help Menzbir Marmots to survive via participation in campaign for illegal hunting prevention. I always use any opportunity to speak with shepherds on Wildlife protection topics. I always take away traps I find in Marmots colonies.
No one animal will be killed, damaged or taken away from wild nature due my research. I am going to use alive animal in natural environment research methods as watching, chronometry and camera trapping. The habitats will be studied by traditional geobotanical survey methods without collecting herbarium specimens (it is not allowed in the National Parks of Kazakhstan at all). The results of the project will be documented by video and cameras, sound records of Marmots will be obtained by dictaphone.
Read about Georgiy's previous project http://www.rufford.org/projects/georgiy_shakula or for more information contact: