September 30, 2012

Help us figure out how many jaguars live along the Tambopata River!

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Jaguar seen from the canoe on the way up to Tambopata Research Center.
Image by Jeff Cremer.


How can you help us solve this question? 
Post your jaguar photos from your visit to Rainforest Expeditions Lodges at www.facebook.com/Rainforest.ExpeditionsBe sure to include the date, who your guide was, and where along the river or lodge you recall seeing it. Also, try to make sure the head/face is as clear as possible.

The more jaguar pictures we get, the more individual jaguars we can potentially identify by looking at their unique markings (aka spots on their face or side). So keep that in mind when you post photos- if we can't see the face markings clearly, we won't be able to identify the individual!

Why is this important?
By accumulating the photos, we can identify and monitor jaguars that we encounter while out in the field. Any newcomer jaguars to our area will be cordially welcomed by us (from afar!) and will provide insight into what numbers of jaguars are present in our region, and how that number changes.

If you haven’t yet taken a trip with us and would like to photograph a jaguar yourself, you have the best chance of seeing one by visiting the Tambopata Research Center, check it out here.

Check out www.TheRevScience.com for more posts from biologist Phil Torres

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