Across Ecuador, globally important wildlife, and particularly jaguars, are subject to a series of threats, partly interconnected, with the main one being habitat loss and fragmentation. Therefore, jaguars now have less range to distribute themselves in and greater difficulties moving to other areas. Subsistence hunting of prey animals is another threat. Habitat loss and fragmentation and prey reduction also influence the third threat: human-wildlife conflicts. Finally, another major threat is commercial hunting of jaguars for trafficking and illegal trading of its parts. The present project was developed with the aim to conserve jaguars and associated wildlife and habitats in critical landscapes across Ecuador.
Integrating Landscape Considerations in Wildlife Conservation with Emphasis on Jaguars (Cotacachi Cayapas National Park)
by pawikan21 | Nov 5, 2021