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Tremie Gregory uses camera traps to study “bridges” in the rainforest canopy

Maintaining natural movement of animals that live in the tropical rainforest canopy in South America is important for the health of the ecosystem. As development and resource extraction encroach on remote areas of the Amazon, the forest is becoming increasingly fragmented, limiting where animals that cannot fly and only live in trees can go. To find a solution, scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute convinced a development company to leave behind a number of canopy bridges for animals to cross. This video highlights the work of Tremie Gregory, research scientist at SCBI, and her camera-trap study of the fascinating and secretive animals that use these natural canopy bridges.


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