The objective of this PhD at Queens University Balfast is to develop techniques for assessing vulnerabilities of large mammals in Cusuco National Park, Honduras so that they are effective and can be applied to other cloud forests throughout the region. Firstly, through modelling deforestation processes. Additionally, by developing the Random Encounter Model (REM) to better estimate large mammal densities using camera traps. As well as understanding local reliance on bushmeat through interviews with residents of the buffer zones. Finally by assessing the impact of climate change on these species. This research will involve collecting data from throughout Cusuco.