Puma

Puma distributes simpatrically with jaguar through Central and South America, never the less puma is more adaptable that jaguar having wider distribution. Puma, as jaguar, is legally protected by Guatemalan law, however it faces serious threats such as habitat loss, prey hunting, hunting and direct prosecution when in conflict with humans for domestic animal predation. The Maya Biosphere Reserve is the last strong hold for significant puma population sin Guatemala.  In the last fifteen years density estimations have been conducted using camera trap methodology androbust data exist for four sites. Studies results indicate that the highest density was registered at La Gloria industrial concession and El Lechugal area. At present data from other four sites in the MBR are been analyzed. This data will allow the exploration of relation among jaguar and puma densities through the evaluated sites in the MBR. 

Publications


Conviviendo con el Jaguar; guía para ganaderos

Author(s): Soto José, López Guillermo, Mérida Melvin, Raxon Wilfredo, Dubón Tomás, López José
Journal: Documento interno de WCS
Year: 2008

Evaluating jaguar densities with camera traps

Author(s): Noss, A., Polisar, J., Maffei, L. Garcia, R., Silver, S.
Year: 2013

Evaluando densidades de jaguares con trampas camara

Author(s): Noss, A., Polisar, J., Maffei, L. Garcia, R., Silver, S.
Year: 2013

Abundancia y densidad de jaguares en el Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre-Corredor Biológico Central

Author(s): Moreira-Ramírez, J., McNab, R., García-Anleu, R., Ponce-Santizo, G., Mérida, M., Méndez, V., Córdova, M., Ruano-Fajardo, G., Tut, K., Tut, K., Córdova, F., Muñoz, E., González, E., Cholom, J., Xol, A.
Year: 2009

Abundancia de jaguares y evaluación de presas asociadas al fototrampeo en las Concesiones Comunitarias del Bloque de Melchor de Mencos

Author(s): Moreira-Ramírez, J., García-Anleu, R., McNab, R., Ponce-Santizo, G., Mérida, M., Méndez, V., Ruano-Fajardo, G., Córdova, M., Córdova, F.
Year: 2009

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