New York, USA –> The Amazon, Ecuador
Thanks to YOUR support we raised enough money to buy D’Yaria’s tracking collar!
Do you know what that means?
D’Yaria will be released into the wild to live her life as she should be able to live it. Thanks to YOU!
Right now, our amazing partners in Ecuador are working away, arranging every little detail to make sure that D’Yaria’s release goes as smoothly as possible. The release of a jaguar is no easy feat – hours and hours of planning are put into the organisation of such a release to give D’Yaria the greatest chance for success in the wild. To give you an idea, here are some of the considerations that our team need to keep in mind in the build up to D’Yaria’s release;
Firstly, D’Yaria needs to be fitted with the collar and she needs to wear it for at least a week to ensure that it is working properly. Then, a location must be carefully selected. The location needs to be large enough for D’Yaria to be able to survive, with ample resources and not too much competition. It also needs to be protected from illegal poachers so that D’Yaria wont face the same fate again. D’Yaria also needs to be released at a particular time of day – dark enough so that she can successfully and safely get out into her new habitat, but at a time that is possible for all necessary logistics to also be in place. Finally, D’Yaria needs to be released as soon as possible, putting the time pressure on the local team. The longer D’Yaria spends in an enclosure, the harder it becomes for her to re-adapt to her natural habitat.
With all this planning, our team are rushed off their feet – working day and night on coordination with many different teams and departments to ensure that D’Yaria’s release will be a success.
But it all hangs off one thing – her tracking collar.
The tracking collar is such an essential part of D’Yaria’s release that team member and Veterinarian, Dr. Cris, flew to the US to personally collect the collar and ensure it’s safe arrival in Ecuador.
Without this collar, there would be no chance to see if D’Yaria is able to adapt to her normal life. We would not be able to monitor D’Yaria’s progress through her release, and would not know if she has been injured once again. The information gained from her collar will not only ensure that we can improve D’Yaria’s chance of survival – bus also those of every animal going through rehabilitation after her. The information and knowledge gained from D’Yaria will help our teams to learn more about jaguars in the wild and more about their progress after a release. This information can then be used to continually improve rehabilitation programs for wild animals – giving all animals a greater chance at survival after release.
We are so excited to share with you this story of success and would like to thank you for supporting D’Yaria’s rehabilitation. We will share her release story shortly, and will keep you updated about her progress as D’Yaria re-adapts to her natural habitat.
The package arrives in New York. Simon and Piggy, along with their human Tod, ensure that everything is there and ready to go!
Our partners in Ecuador have received the collar, and make sure that it is a good and comfortable fit for D’Yaria.
Check back in with us for more updates and more photos and the progress continues!
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