We’ve been talking to every community about the connections between the wildlife and plants in their forest. They know about these connections in much greater depth than we do, but these workshops give people of all ages a chance to remember how important wildlife in their forest is for them, and a chance for us to learn too. It’s also a great opportunity to share the incredible photos the Forest Watch Teams are collecting with the camera traps.
These photos are valuable resources used by community elementary schools. Most of the animals captured by the cameras have never been seen up close by the community, including the elusive Spectacled Bear in Peru, Southern Crowned Pigeon and Forest Bittern in PNG, so it’s always an exciting session for all.