|Categories||Biodiversity, Habitats, Mammals|
|Date||19 Feb 2019|
There is no data for the faunal diversity, especially on the distribution of endangered species within one of the most important wilderness areas, the emerald network candidate site, Egrisi ridge. The site is habitat for numerous endemic, globally or locally threatened species, including endangered (IUCN) West Caucasian tur, and locally endangered Caucasian subspecies of chamois, with rapidly declined population in last decades.
Camera trapping method will be used to obtain the primary data on occurrence of west Caucasian tur, Caucasian chamois and other terrestrial large and medium mammals on the site. The survey on sub-alpine, alpine and sub-nival habitats of Egrisi ridge will be carried out by placing and periodically monitoring of 30 camera traps throughout the site.
The Survey aims to increase knowledge on biodiversity of poorly studied Egrisi ridge and to promote the planning of appropriate conservation measures on the site. Following primary data will be available:
• Check-list of large and medium-sized mammals inhabiting on the ridge;
• The data on occurrence of endangered west Caucasian tur (Capra caucasica) on the site;
• The data on occurrence of nationally endangered subspecies of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra caucasica) on the site;
• Also, the baseline information, to support future research of the biodiversity has been planned to be obtained within the study area; (including diurnal activity, seasonal
activity, habitat use, predator-prey impact on target species distribution, etc.);
• The basic knowledge for planning conservation actions will be collected;
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