Jaguar Conservation Program in El Pantanal

Pró-Carnívoros (Institute for the Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores)

Conservation projects for 2014 include the support of a Jaguar (Panthera onca) radio satellite tracking project in the El Pantanal region, a long term study by the NGO, Pro-Carnivoros. Being in the top of the tropical forest food chain, the Jaguar is a valuable predator and its presence is an indicator of the health of an ecosystem. The goal of this project is to identify the home range and interactions of collared Jaguars to better understand their dynamics in El Pantanal. This region also has some human impacts on the Jaguar habitat that can be evaluated when determined if the Jaguars remain or leave.