Leo DiCaprio (Reuters)
Leonardo DiCaprio He was surprised in social networks by a post highlighting Argentina of the reintroduction and rebirth of two jaguars in the wild Esteros del Iberá. The actor, who is in a relationship with Argentine model Camilla Moroni, is responsible for a foundation dedicated to the defense of the environment.
This is Wednesday in your account Instagram, The Academy Award winner gave a post celebrating that Jaguars Return to roam freely through the wetlands of Ibera After 70 years of absence.
The jaguar is the largest carnivore in South America and has suffered an alarming decline in the past two centuries. In Argentina, it has lost more than 95% of its range and today only at least 250 individuals survive and remains a species classified as “endangered”. A jaguar that inhabits this region of America is the protagonist of a joint effort with the Foundation Rebuilding Argentina And national and regional governments Currents, Which has been reintroduced into the Ibera ecosystem, where it has become extinct due to hunting.
In this regard, he congratulated DiCaprio “To the government of Argentina, the national parks of Argentina, the province of Corrientes and the Foundation for Reconstruction and Conservation of Tompkins for their commitment to rebuilding this symbolic species.” In the post that garnered more than 88,000 likes, he also thanked “the communities of Ibera and all of Corrientes who supported this unprecedented effort and who welcomed the return of the Jaguar”. At the same time, he said he’s committed to helping the Tompkins Conservation Foundation.
The 46-year-old actor recalled the birth of a ciblin, a third litter born in the wild in the Corrientes estuaries, and her mother, Mariwa of Brazil, gave birth to a reproduction center set up by a rewilding company in an area called Ibera San Alonso.
Since January 7th Karay and BoraBorn in mid-September 2020 and their mother, Mariwa, They run freely in the center of Esteros del Iberá, the place from which the species was uprooted seven decades ago, victim to poachers and the advancement of man, who drove him out of his habitat and left exposed on the roads where he killed tigers.
“With the release of female jaguar Mariwa and her two spaniels born at the Jaguar Reproduction Center, Carrai and Bora, Argentina has taken an important step to secure the future of the jaguar in Argentina, where the species is at grave risk.”Notice DiCaprio.
“The return of the jaguar will also help restore the full health of the Ibera ecosystem, as has the return of wolves to Yellowstone in the United States,” the actor added in the post, which was accompanied by a video of nearly 300 copies. “Argentina adopts this important reconstruction strategy as a tool to combat the extinction crisis and move towards a healthier, brutal and equitable planet.”Celebrate.
The Corrientes government and the Restoration of Argentina Foundation have already managed to reintroduce other types such as Pampas deer, giant anteater, scarlet macaw, giant otter or covered bovine. “A project like this, I dare say, is unique in the world.”In the spotlight a few days ago – in an interview with Infobae – Ibera’s project manager, Marici Lopez.
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