CESAM researcher contributes to the jaguars conservation in Brazil
Published in 27/8/2014
How is the jaguar Panthera onca perceived by local communities along the Paraguai River in the Brazilian Pantanal?
Rapid habitat conversion, hunting as a retaliatory response to livestock depredation and, potentially, lack of knowledge regarding the species’ ecological role are the main factors influencing conservation of the Near Threatened jaguar Panthera onca in the Pantanal wetland of Brazil. The CESAM study highlights the environmental education programmes and ecotourism as the better strategies to reduce livestock losses and to minimize the perception that jaguars are dangerous in all situations.
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