Yaguará generates a lot of scientific information used to generate baseline information that is critical to properly focus conservation actions that we propose and carry out. Among the information that we have:
- Food preference of felines through the scat analysis.
Puma scat containing hairs and hooves of a collared peccary. Ricardo do the analysis of the scat with a stereoscope.
- The relation between wildcats and different habitats (like forest coverage, fruiting, slope influence).
- Monitoring specific individuals.
- Field notes (prints, sightings, scats), in order to get an idea about the routes used by wildcats and their prey.
- Generates information about ocelot latrines and other species that frequent them.
- Monitors the size and behavior of wild white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) and collared peccaries (Pecari tajacu).
- Researches cases of puma and jaguar predation over wildlife and domestic animals.
Predation event of two pumas (mother and cub) to a howler monkey (Alouatta palliata). ©Juan Pinto
- Monitors diversity and abundance of wildcat prey.
- Collaborates with the University of Costa Rica in a genetic study about the jaguar.
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