Arly National Park (2017)
Basic information
Sample name: Arly National Park (2017)

Reference: N. C. Harris, K. L. Mills, Y. Harrisou, E. M. Hema, I. T. Gnoumou, J. VanZoeren, Y. I. Abdel-Nasser, and B. Doamba. 2019. First camera survey in Burkina Faso and Niger reveals human pressures on mammal communities within the largest protected area complex in West Africa. Conservation Letters 12(e12667):1-8 [ER 3310]
Country: Burkina Faso

Coordinate: 11° 35' N, 1° 28' W
Basis of coordinate: based on nearby landmark
Geography comments: coordinate based on Arli National Park
Climate and habitat
Habitat: tropical/subtropical savanna
Protection: national/state park
Substrate: ground surface
Life forms: carnivores, primates, rodents, ungulates, other large mammals
Sampling methods: no design, automatic cameras
Sample size: 1717
Years: 2017
Seasons: dry
Nets or traps: 21
Net or trap nights: 1577
Camera type: digital
Cameras paired: no
Trap spacing: 10.000
Sampling comments: sampling was "during the dry season (January-May)" in 2017
a "10 x 10 km gridded survey design" was used
"We used a combination of infrared and white-flash cameras (Reconyx PC800, PC850, PC900) without bait"
"we captured several small mammals such as ground squirrel, hare, rats, and mice and aggregated into a generic small mammal group “ROD+”. Bats and galago (Galago senagelensis) were also detected but excluded from analysis because our study focused on terrestrial mammals"
Sample: 3684
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2020-10-21 12:18:43
Modified: 2020-10-21 12:25:52
Abundance distribution
31 species
2 singletons
total count 1717
extrapolated richness: 33.1
Fisher's α: 5.372
geometric series k: 0.8260
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.9107
Shannon's H: 2.7356
Good's u: 0.9988
Each square represents a species. Square sizes are proportional to counts.
Homo sapiens10564 kg
Orycteropus afer3540 kg insectivore
Syncerus caffer brachyceros29548 kg grazer-browser
Tragelaphus scriptus20131 kg browser-grazer
Cephalophinae indet.204
Sylvicapra grimmia and Cephalophus rufilatus
Loxodonta africana682731 kg browser-grazer
Alcelaphus buselaphus20143 kg grazer-browser
Hippopotamus amphibius51107 kg grazer
Kobus kob kob31077 kg grazer
Ourebia ourebi8214 kg grazer-browser
Hystrix cristata4712 kg
Redunca redunca18444 kg grazer
Hippotragus equinus koba88246 kg grazer
Damaliscus lunatus korrigum3122 kg grazer
Phacochoerus africanus9282 kg grazer-browser
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa9210 kg grazer-browser
Papio anubis5118 kg browser-grazer
Chlorocebus tantalus26
Erythrocebus patas40
Caracal caracal312 kg carnivore
Acinonyx jubatus hecti1342 kg carnivore
Civettictis civetta4514 kg frugivore-insectivore
Canis sp.16
aureus and adustus
Panthera pardus1133 kg carnivore
Panthera leo6147 kg carnivore
Herpestidae indet.5
Atilax paludinosus and Mungos gambianus
Genetta sp.7
Mellivora capensis17.7 kg carnivore-invertivore
Leptailurus serval210 kg carnivore
Felis silvestris14.5 kg carnivore
Ichneumia albicauda83.4 kg invertivore-carnivore