Scientific Papers
Scientific Papers

Precipitous decline of white-lipped peccary populations in Mesoamerica

Large mammalian herbivores are experiencing population reductions and range declines. However, we lack regional knowledge of population status for many herbivores, particularly in developing countries. Addressing this knowledge gap is key to implementing tailored conservation strategies for species whose population declines are highly variable across their range. White-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) are important ecosystem engineers

By JagTeam 6 months ago
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White-lipped Peccary in Mesoamerica: Status, Threats and Conservation Actions

Click here: In Mesoamerica white­lipped peccaries range has been reduced from 87% of its historical distribution to a few populations that may be stable, whilst the remaining 70% are decreasing. Therefore, we consider that the IUCN Red List status of the species as a whole does not accurately represent the situation of the Mesoamerican populations.

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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Jaguars (Panthera onca) increase kill utilization rates and share prey in response to seasonal fluctuations in nesting green turtle (Chelonia mydas mydas) abundance in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Jaguar (Panthera onca) predation of green turtles (Chelonia mydas mydas) is now a common occurrence in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. The abundance of green turtles during nesting season ensures a constant provision of easy and predictable prey, however it is unknown to what extent jaguars con- sume turtle carcasses and how the

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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Records of pumas scavenging at jaguar kills in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: This study describes records of scavenging behaviour of pumas Puma concolor at jaguar Panthera onca kills in Costa Rica. We set camera traps at fresh carcasses predated by jaguars on Nancite beach between March 2010 and July 2017. Pumas were recorded at four out of 70 monitored kills. Jaguars interacted with the car-

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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New records of jaguar predation on sea turtles, Pacific coast, Costa Rica

Click here: We report here new sites where jaguars Panthera onca prey upon sea turtles in Costa Rica. We conducted carcass counts (n = 228) along eight beaches located in Santa Rosa National Park NP, which makes part of Guanacaste Conservation Area, between June and August 2016. The olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea was

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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First record of consumption of olive ridley sea turtle by a cougar

Click here: Knowledge on the ecological relationship between cougars Puma concolor and sea turtles may contribute to the conservation of cougars, whose bulk of terrestrial prey continues to decline throughout their range due to poaching. This work describes for the first time the consumption of olive ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys olivacea by a cougar. This

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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Feeding habits of the jaguar Panthera onca (Carnivora: Felidae) in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Although dietary studies are considered an important conservation tool, few studies have assessed jaguar (Panthera onca) diet in Costa Rica. Therefore, this study describes the diet composition of the jaguar in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, carried out by analyzing and comparing carcass (n = 1 374), scat (n = 75) and camera

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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Relative abundance and activity patterns of terrestrial mammals in Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica

Click here: Located in Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve has a long established history of wildlife monitoring programs primarily focused on species of nesting marine turtles and the Agami herons (Agamia agami) found within the reserve. Our research represents the first as- sessment on the local terrestrial mammal populations. Data was collected by using seven

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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First record of jaguar (Panthera onca) predation on a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Herein, we present the first documented record of the predation of a loggerhead by a jaguar in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.

By JagTeam 10 months ago
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Relative abundance and activity patterns of terrestrial mammalian species in Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

Click here: Relatively little information has been generated regarding the mammal diversity of Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica. This study assessed relative abundance and activity patterns of some terrestrial mammalian species. We used ten camera traps distributed within the refuge, during 2014. After a total of 1 611 camera trap nights, we identified

By JagTeam 10 months ago