Goias, Brazil is known as the heartland of the country’s agriculture. With thousands of acres designated to sugar cane, soy and cattle, it might not be the typical environment for the endangered Jaguar. According to a research conducted by Leandro Silveira of the Jaguar Conservation Fund, this magnificent predator continues to adapt to a changing ecosystem.
“Before we started this study there was no knowledge that jaguars would inhabit this kind of environment,“ Silveira said.
The study used GPS technology and trail cameras to track the movement of the big cats. His data concluded jaguars can in fact survive within an agricultural landscape.
Americas Now Correspondent Stephen Gibbs traveled to Goias to report on this feline’s extraordinary resilience and how it is adapting to a changing environment.