The Costa Rican jaguar, an elusive animal, is the symbol of a country devoted to the protection and valorization of its unspoilt natural spaces. The biggest cat in America is nevertheless an endangered species. Professor Eduardo Carrillo, an international expert on Central America’s cats, has recognized the threat.
The investigation we carried out on the disappearing jaguar during the rainy season in the heart of the Corcovado National Park, was destined to be an intense mission. Tracks of stray dogs on inaccessible beaches, an exploding puma population, which is a symptom of the jaguar’s decline, the fact that the team of protection patrolmen has dwindled from 60 to 9 in the space of 5 years; these are just some of the ongoing signs of a downward sloping path. Indeed, the park is beyond doubt one of the most extraordinary in the world in terms of biodiversity, but it is rife with poachers.
15 mai 2017