Susana Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Organization: IIBCE, Uruguay
Location: San Miguel National Park, Rocha Department, Uruguay
Research: Inventory of Large Mammals at San Miguel National Park
Species/Topic: Large Mammals
Abstract: The objective of this project is to provide a faunal inventory of large mammals to assist in the understanding of the ecosystem dynamics within San Miguel National Park. This protected area represents a valuable sample of local biodiversity and ecosystems, but management plans and buffer zones have not been created. The information gathered from this investigation can be utilized by park officials to assist in the active protection of this area, and will also provide important biological diversity information for management and education activities in this area.