miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010
Primer registro de gato andino para la región de Antofagasta - Chile
First record on and Andean Cat in the region of Antofagasta - Chile
After several years surveying areas around San Pedro de Atacama, this year the AGA Chile registered an Andean cat, seemingly juvenile, at 4,150m in Puritama. This is the first picture of an Andean cat in the Antofagasta Region!. The camera trap was located within a private property of Hotel Explora, which encompasses 8,500 ha of high Andean ecosystems. The owners are now considering the status of Private Reserve for this area. The discovery of this cat, at 12km in straight line from the Bolivian border, indicates continuous populations across the frontier, towards the National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa in Bolivia.