BECAUSE OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION
OUR IMPACT WILL BE EVEN GREATER
Support the conservation of the puma.
Your contribution is very important to continue with studies of behaviour, eating habits, reproduction, movement, etc. As well as helping to maintain and improve livestock protection tools, such as guard dogs.
With your contribution, you will receive a report every six months and images of the progress of the project.
At the beginning of 2019, Estancia Cerro Guido set itself an ambitious goal: to find a way to make livestock farming compatible with the conservation of biodiversity in one of the most inhospitable regions on the planet,
and the southernmost limit of puma populations.
Learn about our story here:
Historically there has been a conflict between wildlife and livestock. Competition between livestock and local populations of guanaco began to emerge and the latter began to be hunted by humans.
As a consequence, the puma, finding fewer natural prey to consume, began to prey on domestic livestock, thus beginning a conflict that continues to this day.
Over the years, the Estancias grew and occupied wild areas inhabited by the puma, which intensified the interaction. In its beginnings, a single farm could lose 10% of its annual production. In retaliation, the pumas began to be hunted down and killed. In the 1920s, records from a single Estancia show that 84 pumas were killed in just one year.
Despite being legally protected throughout the national territory, the puma continues to be persecuted and hunted. This is a reality that occurs not only in Patagonia, but in almost the entire distribution of the feline in the world.