Rainforest Superhighways

Christopher Beirne

Award winner

Natural bridges created by fallen trees are a vital component of habitat connectivity for many terrestrial mammals... they are also great places to camera trap! This natural bridge near Osa Conservation's research station captured seven different mammal species in five days—a veritable rainforest superhighway. We use camera traps to study how elusive mammals, such as the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) pictured, respond to variation in habitat quality and connectivity in ecosystems worldwide.