The pampas of Argentina, once a vast ocean of grasslands stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes, is now one of the most endangered habitats on Earth. For four years, Earthwatch teams working with Dr. Mauro Lucherini and colleagues on the Argentina's Pampas Carnivores project helped assess the viability of remnant grasslands by monitoring the activities of their top predators. Now a publication by Lucherini’s group brings the diversity of pampas carnivores to life, in two languages: English and Spanish.
Carnivores of the Pampas/Carnívoros de la Pampa is part field guide, part field journal. It provides a brief factual chapter on each pampas carnivore, from the unusual jaguarundi to the humble hog-nosed skunk, from the puma to the pampas fox. Most of these carnivores have been little studied, and their conservation status is unknown, making the research of Lucherini’s group all the more urgently needed. Written in collaboration with Pat Bumstead, president of the International Society for Endangered Cats, the profits from the sale of this book go to continuing Lucherini’s important work.
Carnivores of the Pampas/Carnívoros de la Pampaur. Pat Bumstead et al. Simply Wild Publications, 2004.