The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

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Putu Mountain Survey, Liberia



Quick facts

Project title: 
Small Mammal Survey in the Putu Mountains of Liberia
ZFMK Project lead: 
Object of research: 
Mammals, Conservation, Environmental Impact Assessment, Liberia, Mammals


Small Mammal Monitoring for an Iron Ore Mining project in the Putu Mountains of Liberia re- confirming the presence of the Nimba Otter Shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei) in the Putu Mountains. Partial funding has been obtained to examine the exact extend and size of the population of M. lamottei at Putu using trapping and eDNA analysis, for a potential Master's or PhD project.


Contact person

Acting Head of Department
+49 228 9122-262
+49 228 9122-212
j.decher [at]