Amazon Emotions is fully committed to making a significant positive impact on wildlife conservation in Amazon. The rainforest is dense and silent, but you know that mammals are hiding all around the area. An incredible creature — a Giant Anteater, or maybe even a whole herd of jungle pigs — might’ve been here just a few hours ago. Back at the lodge, you’ll find out what amazing wildlife has paid the camera traps a visit. This is the Jaguar Vision: a unique way for science-lovers to learn about modern science and explore the jungle.
The Jaguar Vision, uses the ‘jaguars” as the best biodiversity umbrellas because of their threatened status, and requirements for large expanses of un-fragmented and un-degraded habitat with adequate prey. By explicitly incorporating jaguar needs into planning, mitigation, and compliance mechanisms, Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge can ensure that development projects minimize deforestation, degradation, and fragmentation and benefit a huge biodiversity on a large scale.
Our Jaguar Vision is a big grid built to answer big questions. Due to our primary forest region of the Amazon rainforest’s remarkable biodiversity, it’s a fantastic place to spot and study wildlife. Because of this, we often collaborate with scientists in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society. In fact, with our Jaguar Vision, we’ve set up over 20 cameras to capture shy jungle wildlife. The subtly placed cameras often snap animals, especially mammals, that people rarely see elsewhere. As you help naturalists collect data from the camera traps and install new cameras, you’ll learn all about their exciting work. Finally, you’ll study the captured footage and discover what rare, fascinating animals the cameras captured.
This project intends to serve as a model for sustainable conservation and can be replicated throughout the Amazon.
Jaguar Long Term Monitoring Program
Partner: Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge
To conserve a specie, it is necessary to understand its biological and habitat requirements, as well as factors that threaten its survival. With this objective the Amazon Emotions in partnership with recognized researching institutes, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, is realizing this project focusing on jaguar population monitoring and ecological research in strategic areas of the environmental protection area in the township of Presidente Figueiredo, northern Amazon, Brazil.
Demographic and ecological data will be collected through one hundred camera traps, direct observation and radio-telemetry. Biological samples will be collected from jaguars to inform genetic and epidemiological analyses. Through radio- telemetry techniques, the jaguar’s home range will be estimated for females and males.
This is the first jaguar study in this region of the Brazilian Amazon. Through camera traps, jaguar pictures will be obtained and individuals will be identified in the area. This project aims to monitor the jaguar population in the region, identifying possible population trends (growth, stability, decrease) over a number of years, an important aspect in understanding the conservation status of the species.
Hands-On Wildlife Conservation Holidays
From July 2018, as part of our conservation initiatives, we give guests the opportunity to study wildlife with our researchers. You can help us reveal nature’s wonders, and even get the chance to discover a brand new species!
At Amazon Emotions Jungle Lodge, we are committed to supporting research for nature conservation and furthering the understanding of the rainforest. We strive to connect our guests with the important scientific work being done at the property. That’s why we created the Citizen Science and Hands-On Wildlife Conservation Programs, a initiative that allow the public to participate in the research being done around our jungle lodge, to empower people through citizen science and hands-on wildlife conservation. This is the Jaguar Vision Project: a unique way for science-lovers to learn about modern science and explore the jungle.