|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Date||7 Feb 2020|
Wild carnivores face many threats around the world, such as interactions with invasive species that could spread infectious diseases to wild populations and impact wild distribution. The last southern patches of equatorial dry forest are located in San José, Pacasmayo, Peru. Habitat of small carnivores like sechuran foxes, pampas cats and striped hog-nosed skunks. This ecosystem is critically endangered by deforestation and land use change. The habitat loss predisposes the convergence between domestic and wild carnivores representing a threat that has not been evaluated before. The result obtained from the work will serve as preliminary information about the sanitary and reproductive control of domestic carnivores and if it is generating an impact on the conservation of wild carnivores of the dry forest.
This information will serve to the development of zoning plans for natural areas, initiate an education plan with communities, about the importance of
responsible pet ownership and how this helps conserve dry forest carnivores, develops an appropriate plan for the sanitary and reproductive control of street dogs and cats, within communities that imply a risk for the conservation of wild carnivores, and a disease ecology monitoring plan for wild carnivores in the dry forest and community dogs and cats.
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