|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Categories||Carnivores, Habitats, Mammals|
|Date||8 Feb 2019|
This study responds to the need to determine jaguar presence and functional habitat connectivity for the species between Baritú NP (BNP) and Tariquía National Reserve (TNR). The jaguar is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. In the 1990s, a binational initiative established the Baritú-Tariquía Ecological Corridor (BTEC) to provide contact between jaguar populations in NW Argentina and S Bolivia. However, the presence of the jaguar and the functional habitat connectivity for the species between BNP and TNR are currently unknown.
My study has the following objectives:
1- Determine the presence of the jaguar and its main preys along the BTEC;
2- Define the lowest cost functional connectivity for the jaguar between the two PAs;
3- Use the information the presence of the jaguar and its preys, to validate the potential lower-cost paths between these PAs;
4- Define a bi-national corridor that allows functional connectivity between both PAs for jaguar conservation, identifying critical points with threats and how to protect them
5- Train PA's staff from Argentina and Bolivia on topics related to the fieldwork methodology proposed in this project and return of research results obtained.
Read about Flavia's previous project https://www.rufford.org/projects/flavia_caruso_0 or for more information contact: