Studying the Epidemiologic Relation between Jaguar and Domestic Animal Populations in Three Brazilian Biomes: Cerrado, Pantanal and Amazon

The research base of the project Epidemiologic Relation between Jaguar and Domestic Animal Populations in Three Brazilian Biomes: Cerrado, Pantanal and Amazon. In the Cerrado, the research base is Emas National Park, Goiás state, and cities along the Araguaia River. In the Pantanal, the research base is the Caiman Ecological Refuge, Mato Grosso do Sul state. In the Amazon, the research base is the Cantão State Park, Tocantins state. The main goals of this project are to conduct an epidemiologic survey of jaguar and domestic animal populations (cattle, domestic dogs and cats) through collection of biological material, and to map the occurrence of pathogens in the study areas through radio-telemetry monitoring of jaguars.

The interns will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of data collection that take place during the period of the internships. The intern is expected to treat all data-collecting activities with responsibility and seriousness

Field Research Activities

  • Biological samples collection from domestic animals (cattle, domestic dogs and cats) in the areas surrounding the natural reserves.
  • Interview with local residents on rural properties in the areas surrounding the natural reserve.
  • Organization and storage of biological samples collected.

Other Activities

  • Data input and processing – After each day’s field work, data is entered into the relevant JCF research database.
  • Daily activity report – A detailed report to be submitted within 2 weeks after the end of the internship.

Other Information

If you are interested in participating in this project, fill out the registration form and send it via email to: jaguar@jaguar.org.br. Guarantee your internship!