Un verano en el campo: 1° campaña 2014 - A summer in the field: first campaign of 2014
During this summer we have been in the field developing different activities with the aim of studying, more in detail, the ecology of the puma (cougar) in the Espinal. Data were collected to determine activity patterns, habitat use and selection, and puma diet. In addition, we were recording the events of predation by the feline within the properties sampled. Different field activities were carried out (camera trapping, linear transects, transects for the collection of feces) that allowed us to collect very interesting data about this species. The study area is located in the Partido de Patagones, an area already monitored by the group through camera traps and interviews with local producers. The cameras were placed in different environments and we obtained several puma photos, mostly at night.
In addition, during the campaign we counted on the participation of a lot of volunteers who collaborated and contributed to the realization of the activities in the field. Thank you very much to all!