The Yaguareté Network registered and incorporated a new specimen of the species into its Yaguaretés Population Monitoring Program in Argentina. Corduroy, as they called it, was photographed several times in a lot of industrial forestations of a company . That's how he reported Nicolas Lodeiro Ocampo , president of the non-profit organization.
This is encouraging news for the population of this feline that adds to the increase in the population in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil and Argentina. In this case the province of Missions and the Iguaçu National Park, where 84 to 105 individuals are located.
The data had been notified by the Paranaense Forest Subcommission for Conservation of the Yaguareté Network. It follows from a monitoring study of the population of yaguaretes that periodically performs a team of researchers . They are Argentines from the Institute of Subtropical Biology (Unam-Conicet) nucleated in the Yaguareté Project. They are also part of the team of Projeto Onças do Iguaçu, Brazil. Along 600,000 hectares of forest 217 stations with camera traps are installed. Some of them located in difficult to reach areas, such that investigators accessed some areas by helicopter or storm.
Registering individuals such as Corduroy is very important, it allows us to know if the population is increasing, maintaining or decreasing. When finding new specimens, joy is capital because they are signs of population growth. The goal is to recover them until they reach 250 copies, including the neighboring Do Iguaçu and Do Turvo parks in Brazil.
An encouraging appearance
“This indicates the tolerance that the yaguareté has to many activities human. The only one that does not tolerate is hunting,” said Lodeiro Ocampo. If the hunting ends, the population recovers. The example of this is the appearance of Pana. To do this you need to continue to grow and especially strengthen the body of rangers . Environmental education is also being developed. It is necessary to strengthen the coexistence with livestock productions. Something that works great, but has pending accounts in others zones and at the political level.