Lieu: Brunoy et visio

AbstractDespite its name, the Order Carnivora is composed of mammals with various dietary habits. Many are primarily carnivorous, while others are omnivorous, and some are even frugivorous. In this project the spatial, temporal, and dietary resource use of carnivorans are investigated in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan Island, Philippines. On the understory of different habitats, 19 camera traps were set approximately 1-2 kilometers from each other. These took photos for 24 hours a day for up to 120 days each from March to July 2022. A total of 8470 photos were taken and 19 different species of vertebrates were identified. This included 5 carnivoran species: the binturong (Arctictis binturong), common palm civet (Paradoxurus philippinensis), collared mongoose (Urva semitorquata), Sunda leopard cat (Prionailurus javanensis), and Palawan stink-badger (Mydaus marchei). Since not much is known about the ecology of these cryptic animals in the Philippines, a great deal of the data from this study is novel. Future directions of this study include camera trapping in the canopy and analysis of their potential spatial, temporal and dietary niche partitioning.