Liberato Carioni 247
da Conceição- Village III
Cristiano Brascher, 2080
+55 48 9901-0295
+55 49 3251-1051
a Scientific Eco-Tour to participate as volunteer:
Look for tigers, elephants, and leopards in the jungles of Indonesia,
Look for jaguars and pumas in the Brazilian Rainforests
here for more information
Puma is active since 1988, aiming the study and protection of wildlife,
with special interest on the puma, jaguar and other large wild cats.
It evolved into an NGO in 1993 so as to broaden its actions. Projeto
Puma is included in the IUCN Cat Conservation Action Plan due to its
research on felid-livestock interactions near human settlements, critical
for the conservation of big cats.
is now directed towards finding key information that can be used to
enhance survivalship of threatened wildlife populations inside and
outside protected areas. Scientific Eco-Tours, field courses, habitat
and High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF) evaluation have recently
became mainstream activities of the organization.
are based in southern Brazil, a region where immigrants from all over
the world, but mainly from Germany and Italy, have made their home.
headquarter is based in the island of Florianópolis, a paradise
with more than 40 white-sanded beaches, and according to UNESCO the
only urban Biosphere Reserve in the planet.
connecting Florianópolis to mainland
the town of Lages Projeto Puma has established a partnership with
the local University 'University of the Tablelands (UNIPLAC)', maintaining
a Laboratory of Ecology and lecturing advanced short courses ranging
from Geographic Information System (GIS) to Wildlife Management, plus
supervising student during their dissertations.
(left) and University of the Tablelands (right)
mission is the conservation
of nature through research and environmental education.
Earned a Ph.D. in Ecology in Brazil, and a M.Sc. degree in England.
Has studied wild cats, mainly pumas, since 1988, and devised and
conducted studies of jaguars, African lions, and Arabian leopards.
of Research and Conservation
Specialist in bats, Dr. Sergio is a lecturer of zoology at the
University of Blumenau (FURB).
Mauricio E. Graipel
Has dedicated himself to the study of marsupials and rodents, publishing
a number of relevant articles on ecology and study methods. He is
based at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), in Florianópolis.