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The Jaguar Program: Conservation in Costa Rica

June 19, 2022
5:15 – 6:30 PM

The Jaguar Program: Conservation in Costa Rica

The Jaguar Program is a research program within the International Institute on Wildlife Conservation and Management (ICOMVIS) of the National University (UNA) of Costa Rica. The program’s purpose is to generate and disseminate knowledge for the conservation of jaguars, pumas, and their prey.

‎Today, with the information acquired in 24 years of experience, the Jaguar Project has expanded its spectrum of work in critical areas for the conservation of big cats within the country.  ‎

‎Research projects have had significant success in producing scientific articles, popular articles, outreach materials, extension materials and fundraising for their development.

Carolina Sáenz-Bolaños graduated from the National University of Costa Rica with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry Sciences and later obtained a Master’s degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management. She has a PhD in Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 2011 she began working with the Instituto Internacional en Conservación y Manejo de Vida Silvestre (ICOMVIS). Since then she has developed research projects in the field of management and conservation of terrestrial mammals throughout Costa Rica with particular interest in wild feline-human interactions and cultural perceptions toward wildlife. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the National University of Costa Rica, she has also published more than 20 scientific articles in national and international journals of impact.

NOTE: Event is limited to 150 people. Send an email to **** info@texasnativecats.org **** for an invitation to this virtual event. Time is CDT.