Perhaps for many it is known that the jaguar of South America is in danger of extinction, however technology and science are united under the same goal, that is, to preserve the jaguar species (panthera onca).
Since certain efforts have been made by the guarantors of environmental protection and their environment to keep this feline in existence, it has been possible to obtain technology such as camera traps, which have the primary objective of recording the jaguar in the areas where they live and thus be able to monitor the entire species as a whole in relation to the number of specimens, how many males or females exist in a given population, to know if there is a precarious state of health of these specimens, in short, with camera traps it has been possible to know a little more about this specimen in a direct way.
The camera trap device shown in the previous image is simply installed at the base of the trees that form part of the jaguar's original habitat to serve the purposes explained above.
Despite how much the technological system of camera traps has helped, science has had to evolve towards new technological forms that help to collect other informative data on this species that can contribute to its preservation, and that is to be able to collect environmental material where this species lives, with the intention of obtaining jaguar DNA and thus draw other conclusions that are important for the study and preservation of the feline.
I want to show you an example of how to collect environmental samples, which will then be genetically analyzed:
The idea is to be able to know that the idea of obtaining genetic information of the species can bring better benefits for its preservation, and that by performing an analysis between the different species of jaguar in the different geographical areas of South America, we can compare the different populations of these areas and thus know if there are populations of jaguars that are isolated, and with this information we can know if we can build or define corridors for the different populations of jaguars and that they can communicate with each other, thus reducing extinction, since there will be a high probability of mating between these species.