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The Corridor of the Jaguar in Costa Rica

Category: General 

Jan 19, 2014

Costa Rica never ceases to amaze us and give us opportunity to adventure. Consistent with its policy of environmental protection of their wealth , the government of Costa Rica has recently signed an agreement with Panthera , an organization founded in 2006 for the worldwide protection of wild cats and their ecositemi . Theme of the creation of the " Corredor del Jaguar ", a protected area where the jaguar can move freely, even through populated areas. The convention signed with the Government of Costa Rica in addition to those already in place with other Latin American governments for the protection of America's largest feline .

Alan Rabinowitz , Panthera manager , explained that once made ​​enforceable , the agreement with Costa Rica will allow for the safe movement of groups of cats throughout the area in which they are present, from northern Mexico to Argentina. Volcánica between the Cordillera Central and the Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica and the southeastern part of Nicaragua are already developing pilot projects , which will be designed further example of the " corridors of the jaguar " in the rest of the region with the purpose of scientific research and education of the people of the affected areas .

Panthera Costa Rica has focused on consolidating the Jaguar Corridor Initiative. Mainly working on the Atlantic Coast in the places most vulnerable to region-wide: the connections between the Central Volcanic Cordillera and the Cordillera de Talamanca and between the Central Volcanic Range and southeastern Nicaragua. These areas are developing pilot projects, which intend to implement in other Jaguar racers throughout Mesoamerica. Their major projects focus on the validation of the geographical location of the proposed corridors, research and monitoring of the jaguar and their prey, coexistence between humans and big cats, and supporting Biological Corridors.

Male jaguar tolerated and eat from the same turtle - Report of The Nation, August 2013. Video:



 Learn about research on jaguars in Tortuguero National Park here



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