Welcome to El Eden Ecological Reserve
Training Manual. We’re very excited you’ll
be joining us out in the field very soon butwe need you to get to work first! Thisdocument is meant to brief you a bit onwhat to expect on the wildlife monitoring interms of the science training.The information below will take you throughthe training schedule to give you an idea ofwhat to expect, but most importantly, it willhelp you get started on the foundation ofthe wildlife research- learning all aboutplants, reptiles, bird and mammals speciesin the region.Plan to have fun, meet a lot of great people,and learn new skills but above all, prepareto work hard. This is a research program,and Reserva Ecologica El Eden use thecollected data to work towards sustainabledevelopment and other resourcemanagement schemes, so it is essentialthat we train you up to 100%.Thus, while we understand you may bebusy with work/school/travel etc., the moreyou can learn pre-arrival the closer you willbe to monitoring and working much fasterand safer.
About El Eden Ecological Reserve(EER)
El Eden Ecological Reserve is locatedabout 50 kilometers northwest of Cancuncity, in the outstanding bioregion known as"Yalahau" (in Maya means "where thewater is born") at the northeast tip of theYucatan Peninsula.With around 1500 ha of forest andwetlands, the EER has a lot of differenthabitats for the wildlife such as: migrantbirds, several mammals, reptiles and amphibians species.The EER is part of the biological corridor Yum Balam
Sian Ka’an, which is critical for
the conservation of important species such as the jaguar.