Oncafari Project is a conservation initiative that aims to promote ecotourism, especially wildlife watching, in the Pantanal (Brazil) by habituating Jaguars in order for people to witness the behavior of these animals, from a vehicle, while on safari.

What are the project’s plans for the future?
The habituation project is currently being carried out at Caiman Ecological Refuge in the southern Pantanal. However, once our model has been proven, it is our goal to take it to other landowners elsewhere in the Pantanal that are interested in ecotourism. Therefore conserving more land, Jaguars and a larger part of this magnificent ecosystem.

Why promote ecotourism in the Pantanal?
Ecotourism is being used as an important conservation tool in many places around the world, providing an important source of income for landowners and local communities who in turn do their part by ensuring that the ecosystem stays intact; large tracts of land are conserved around the world in this manner.
With more than 95% of the Brazilian Pantanal being privately owned, ecotourism has huge conservation potential as it could serve as a significant source of additional revenue for landowners and the local communities.

What is the habituation of the Jaguar?
While on the subject of habituation it must be emphasized that this is very different to being tamed or domesticated; the Jaguar habituation process involves gradually increasing the tolerance of these animals to the presence of vehicles, with people on board, through techniques that prioritize respect for nature and the target animal. The Jaguars continue to…Ver mais

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  3. I think this project is a great idea. Have you considered contacting WildEarth? They broadcast live safaris in Djuma Game Reserve and Arathusa Safair Lodge in South Africa, where the wildlife has been habituated to vehicles. I watch their broadcasts, and have heard the presenters say WildEarth is interested in expanding to other areas. If you could find a way to air live safaris from your vehicles once the jaguars have been habituated it would be a huge boost to ecotourism in the Pantanal. I know many people who watch WildEarth’s safaris eventually visit those reserves in person. Besides, letting people all around the world spend time with jaguars would be a great way to benefit jaguar conservation.

    Here’s a link to WildEarth’s website, if you want to learn more: http://wildearth.tv/

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