- Tracking and monitoring jaguars of Costa Rica over time and space
- Identifying and documenting each individual detected
- Connecting with companies worldwide to protect America's greatest wildcat
As the largest wildcat in the American continent, the jaguar (Panthera onca) spends most of its time hidden in the heart of the tropical rainforest. Rare and endangered, only a few individuals remain on the Osa Peninsula. As an APEX predator it sits on top of the food chain, playing a role of regulator preventing the proliferation of its preys and thus maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. Furthermore, it is an “umbrella species”, which means that its needs includes those of many other species. Since its development requires a perfectly healthy environment, protecting the jaguar means protecting the entire ecosystem of which it is part.
Equipped with motion sensors, these cameras capture wildlife day and night in high definition. Installed in the jungle, they allow exceptional observations. Already deployed deep in the rainforests of the Osa Peninsula and the cordillera de Talamanca, these devices are producing remarkable results through Tico’s Wild Studio.
Thus, the data generated allows us to estimate the number of jaguars, their sex, their areas of movement, as well as to observe little/undocumented behaviors, the abundance of prey, or even to discover new species. These data are shared with the Ministry of the Environment, the biologists and the researchers concerned.
How it works
Exploration of remote areas and selection of strategic locations, ensuring the absence of poachers or gold diggers.
Preparation of the site, installation of the camera trap, generally fixed to a tree and oriented on a wildlife crossing point.
3. Image collection
Recording and analysis of images, changing of batteries and memory cards.
Participate in the study and conservation of jaguars by having your own camera trap installed in the wild. Involve your employees and keep an eye on your action in the heart of the jungle.
The benefits for your organization
1 Camera trap
- Access to the video footages of your camera trap on your personal space
- Your logo integrated in each of the videos
- Your company will be systematically mentioned when sharing these videos on the Tico’s Wild Studio & Las Oncas social networks
- Your logo will appear in the « Partners » section on the Tico’s Wild Studio and Las Oncas websites
- Annual report on jaguars and other species detected by your camera trap
- Tax write-off for Costa Rican and US based companies
3-9 Camera traps
- A camera trap offered in addition to those sponsored
- Increase your chances of having your name associated to a great discovery
- Annual intervention by videoconference from the Tico’s Wild Studio team for your employees to discuss the results obtained as well as a Q&A session
- A customized video featuring the best footages captured through your camera traps each year
10+ Camera traps
- A trip to the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica offered for one of your employees each year**
- Join the Tico’s Wild Studio team in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, participate in field expeditions and access the backstage of the project
* Each camera trap lost or destroyed during the subscription period will be replaced
** Includes plane tickets, carbon footprint, accommodation and activities, for one week, for one person during an active subscription