Updates from the Caatinga: Poaching detected
We are back from Fazenda Tamanduá Private Nature and Heritage Reserve, where we have been monitoring the tiger cat and jaguarundi population. We checked the cameras and switched batteries and memory cards. Unfortunately we found poaching signs, and we suffered from steal of equipment. Furthermore lots of domestic dogs and domestic cats showed up at the same cameras where tiger cats were detected. We are now coordinating with the reserve authorities for more law enforcement efforts, and more patrolling rounds at night to detect and deter poachers. We are also analyzing the spatial distribution of the domestic carnivores in order to develop mitigation measures.