Community Outreach

We promote a comprehensive understanding of, and appreciation for the jaguar, through education and community outreach

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By providing information, education and outreach, Kaminando fills important knowledge gaps, dispels misconceptions and helps to change attitudes and behavior in ways that enhance tolerance for, and coexistence with, the iconic jaguar and other carnivores.

Education

The focus of Kaminando’s work is the dissemination of accurate information regarding the functions of the tropical rainforest and the species that live within. A lack of information, or misinformation, can lead to human attitudes and actions that create barriers to species recovery, and or healthy, sustainable populations.

Schools

Getting to know the jaguar "Conociendo el jaguar"

Since 2016, our pilot program “Conociendo el jaguar” has directly reached over 100 students and 10 teachers from Mamoni Valley and the surroundings

In the Mamoní Valley, we’ve visited the schools of four communities: San José de Madroño, El Valle, La Saina, and Mamoní Arriba. Through videos and games, students learned about the forest, the jaguar, and their importance keeping the ecosystem in balance.

Training

Kaminando outreach program includes technical training on jaguar research methodology [GPS, map reading, camera-trap use] to local residents. By involving the community in our research activities, we are making significant strides towards building local capacity, promoting the value of intact forests and their pragmatic importance for healthy wildlife populations, watersheds, rainfall and climate