Protecting Wild Cat Habitat

by Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P
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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
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
Jun 20, 2014

Monitoring the on-going protection of sanctuaries

Abel, one of the Sierra Gorda's rural rangers
Abel, one of the Sierra Gorda's rural rangers

For this period, we carried out a total of 12 surveillance trips to monitor the on-going protection of sanctuaries purchased for strict conservation as well as the priority areas owned locally that joined the ecosystem services compensation program. Our field staff has received encouraging reports from landowners and neighbors alike that wildlife they had not seen in decades are returning to the protected properties and the neighboring areas.

To reach these remote areas requires four wheel drive, the tools and the outdoors skills to reach them and survey the landscape on foot. The conditions often include removing trees that have fallen across the old roads that are no longer accessible to loggers and hunters. Among the old oaks, ancient cedar and an extraordinary diversity of magnolias and orchids that make up a part of this special community, we can hear the call of the bearded wood partridge on the forest floor and wild turkeys flirting in the trees tops. Ultimately, the value of these wildlife reserves is reflected in the increasing number of tracks left by the indicator species we know seek refuge in the Sierra Gorda, such as the mighty jaguar.

Your continued support is vital to sustain the salaries of our rural rangers, Miguel, Abel, Leonel, Javier and Emiliano, who wear the Sierra Gorda uniform and have distinguished themselves in their communities for the important role they play as educators and defenders of the last wild places.

Thank you for your support!

Surveillance trip on horseback
Surveillance trip on horseback
Surveillance on foot
Surveillance on foot
Joya del Hielo, important vital habitat
Joya del Hielo, important vital habitat

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Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda I.A.P

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