Conserving Wild Cats

Gran Tierra’s pioneering initiative to promote wild cat conservation in the Colombian Amazon, has identified six feline species that use its Costayaco Forestry Centre as a habitat. The project, implemented by Corpoamazonia in partnership with Gran Tierra Energy, has achieved a number of accomplishments in the Alto Putumayo, Amazonian Andean Foothills and the Amazon Plain regions.

Environmental Professional, Mario Chávez has been committed to biodiversity protection for his entire career before joining the GTE team in 2021. He has been working in the Putumayo region for more than seven years since completing service as a university researcher. He previously worked in biodiversity protection at Corpoamazonia and the National Authority of Environmental Licences (ANLA). As a result of Mario’s research and thesis on wild felines, GTE decided to fund his project.

“Before I started working with Gran Tierra, I was very familiar with their work because the Company has always been serious about making a real impact in biodiversity protection. The CFC has had enormous results, and the facility has been an integral part of protecting the biodiversity of the region.”
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