One of the greatest contributions we can make towards Big Cat conservation is in the telling of their stories. Through the use of various media, we are able to convey to a global community the lives that these cats live. Text, photography and film are powerful tools and we try to use a mixture of these to raise awareness and educate. It is only once people see the images and read the stories about the beautiful cats that will they understand them, and only once they understand them, will they make any attempt to save them.
However, as anyone who has spent time in the wilderness will know, this is much more easily said than done. Here, in the depths of the Pantanal, finding jaguars is hard enough, let alone recording and showcasing their daily lives.
The jaguar habituation team, here in Brazil, has managed to capture numerous wonderful moments both on camera and on film. Over the last few days we have been editing a rather dramatic short video on the jaguars that we, at Projeto Onçafari, are currently viewing and in the midst of habituating.
I invite you to sit back, relax and soak it in. If you enjoy it I ask you to please share it around and show it to your friends.
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Written and Filmed by: Adam Bannister