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Update: Identifying Species

All 25 cameras purchased with funds provided by the Global Wildlife Conservation’s Primate Action Fund and the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation are up and capturing images in Outamba Kilimi National Park! Continue reading “Update: Identifying Species”

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Gear We Love: Panasonic Toughbook

Throughout this field season, working in the Outamba section of Outamba Kilimi National Park, Sierra Leone, I used a Toughbook CF-33: A waterproof, shockproof, field work proof laptop/tablet. Continue reading “Gear We Love: Panasonic Toughbook”

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Light Up Outamba Kilimi

The Pan Verus Project is hoping to secure LuminAID solar lanterns for the villages within the Outamba Kilimi National Park. LuminAID is offering UK non-profits a special discount on solar lanterns so we must act fast! Continue reading “Light Up Outamba Kilimi”

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Independence Day in Freetown

We leave tomorrow for the Outamba Kilimi National Park to begin the first phase of research for the Pan Verus Project, but until then we have been in Freetown. Between applying for permits, visas, and meeting with various people around the city we have had time to spend time with our new Sierra Leonean friend Eric, who has just return to Sierra Leone for the first time in 18 years.  Continue reading “Independence Day in Freetown”

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Sierra Leone’s Wild Cats

Sierra Leone is home to six different species of wild cat: the leopard, the West African lion, the African wildcat, the golden cat, the serval and the caracal. These cat species are no longer as common as they once were across the country as their habitats and food sources are disappearing. In the Outamba Kilimi National Park the leopards are under threat from poaching and retaliatory killings. When food sources in the forest are scare, as the cats are competing with humans for wild game, they frequently will kill livestock to survive. Continue reading “Sierra Leone’s Wild Cats”