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First Field Survey in La Morita Reserve

A few days after the acquisition of La Morita, Bayka's new reserve in Misiones, we decided to start with a first camera trap survey that would allow us to record the species present or making use of their environments and collect information that would allow us to know the situation of the Biological Corridor of which it is a part.

The placement of camera traps in key places allows us to observe movements, learn more about the species and their populations, distribution, behaviors and habits.

The results provided us with the first good news: tapir, oso melero, aguti, corzuela, mono caí ... were some of the mammals detected in the images taken in a corner of the plot.

Tapir en La Morita

A tapir is taken by camera trap in La Morita, a seriously endangered species in our country, mainly due to habitat loss by deforestation. In Misiones it was declared a Natural Monument of the province with the intention of protecting it, but also to promote knowledge about this species and the importance of its conservation.

Record of Oso Melero (Tamandua tetradactyla), a species of anteater that lives in the jungle of Misiones. It feeds on ants and termites that it locates thanks to its sense of smell, but it also likes honey and bees (as its name indicates).

A Caí Monkey (Sapajus nigritus) strolls around La Morita. Although they usually stand on all 4 limbs, they can adopt a bipedal posture, as well as use the prehensile tail to move and feed.

An Aguti (Dasyprocta azarae), a species that plays a key role in the native forest, actively participating in the dispersal of certain plant species as a consequence of its feeding habits.

A Corzuela is detected by the camera trap as it passes through the Reserve.


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