Protecting Wild Cat Habitat

by Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
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Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
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Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat

Project Report | May 11, 2022
Puma Cubs at Play

By Jenny Brandt | Communications and Fundraising Manager


We started the year with the influence of cold fronts, which bring moisture and therefore the reserves were safe from the threat of fires until mid-March when spring took effect and temperatures rose dramatically, fortunately, we have not had fires.

And as for the past 5 years, the northeastern end of the Sierra Gorda received the seasonal migration of Green Macaws that come from the states of San Luis Potosi and possibly Tamaulipas, looking for food in the forests of that area. This is how the Hoya Verde and Canalitas reserves, in particular, become an important refuge for such magnificent birds, which this year arrived in the first week of January and the last ones left in the second week of April. It is therefore of utmost importance to keep these reserves intact and well protected so that they can provide a safe haven for the macaws.

The reserves are doing well, with the ranger team operating in a coordinated and effective manner, once again busy repairing fences and building new ones (Arenitas, San Francisco) where we hired additional workers, and Leonel Espino, who was once a ranger but emigrated to the United States temporarily, returned to collaborate with us. This is excellent news, as it facilitates the care and attention of the Arenitas reserve due to the proximity of his home. Leonel was already a member of our team, so he has previous experience and knows these reserves very well.

For his part, Abel Reséndiz had a regular presence in the reserves under his care where everything is in order and wherein Hoya Verde we had the great satisfaction of filming for the first time thanks to the use of camera traps donated by Bwild Mexico, a puma with a pair of cubs, in an incredible sequence of play between them. We will share that video soon.

And with the support of Miguel Flores and other colleagues, we had a regular and random presence in all the reserves.



Arrancamos el año con la influencia de frentes fríos, que traen humedad y por ende las reservas a salvo de la amenaza de los incendios hasta mediados de Marzo, cuando de manera contundente hizo efecto la primavera y las temperaturas subieron de manera drástica, aunque afortunadamente aún sin incendios.

Y como desde hace 5 años, el extremo noreste de la Sierra Gorda recibió a la migración estacional de Guacamayas Verdes que vienen desde los Estados de San Luís Potosí y posiblemente Tamaulipas, buscando alimento en los bosques de esa área. Es así que las reservas de la Hoya Verde y Canalitas en particular, se convierten en un importante refugio para tan magníficas aves, que este año llegaron en la primer semana de enero y las últimas se retiraron en la segunda semana de abril. Por lo que es de suma importancia mantener a esas reservas íntegras y bien protegidas, y puedan ofrecer así un refugio seguro para las guacamayas.

 Las reservas bien, con el equipo de guardaparques operando de manera coordenada y efectiva, una vez más atareados reparando cercados y construyendo nuevos (Arenitas, San Francisco) donde contratamos a trabajadores adicionales, y volvió a colaborar con nosotros Leonel Espino, quien fuera guardaparque pero emigrara a los Estados Unidos temporalmente. Esto es una excelente noticia, pues facilita la atención y cuidado de la reserva de las Arenitas por la ubicación de su domicilio. Leonel ya fue miembro de nuestro equipo, por lo que tiene experiencia previa y conoce de la mejor manera a esas reservas.

Por su parte Abel Reséndiz tuvo presencia regular en las reservas a su cargo donde todo está en orden, y donde en la Hoya Verde tuvimos la enorme satisfacción de filmar por primera vez gracias al uso de las cámaras trampa donadas por Bwild Mexico, a una puma con un par de cachorros, en una secuencia de juego entre ellos increíble. Pronto compartiremos ese video.

Y con el apoyo de Miguel Flores y otros colegas tuvimos presencia regular y aleatoria en todas las reservas.


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Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

Location: Queretaro - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Martha "Pati" Ruiz Corzo
Jalpan de Serra , Queretaro Mexico
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