15 Jun 2021
The kodkod is an endemic felid from southern Argentina and Chile, categorized as Vulnerable by IUCN since 1996. It’s an elusive species inhabiting mainly Patagonian Forests, spreading south in Argentina into Los Alerces National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We aim to use camera traps to study its spatio/temporal ecology, semi-structured interviews to analyze settlers’ perception to the felid, and to develop a new conservation tool: a graphic novel for kids and young adults, combining scientist and non-scientist knowledge. We aim to remark the ecological importance and threatened status of the kodkod, and to include new generations in conservation efforts.