MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
MORTALIDAD DE VENADO DE LAS PAMPAS (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) Y AGUARÁ GUAZÚ (Chrysocyon brachyurus) EN REPRESAS DE ALMACENAMIENTO DE AGUA EN LOS BAJOS SUBMERIDIONALES DE SANTA FE, ARGENTINA
ANDRÉS PAUTASSO; VANINA RAIMONDI; PATRICIA BIERIG; LEIVA LEANDRO
Fundación de Historia Natural Felix de Azara
Lugar: Buenos Aires ; Año: 2010 p. 1 - 1
Santa Fes farmers who live in the Bajos Submeridionales wetlands havefound a solution to supply domestic cattle with water during the drought periods, when watershortage puts at risk the animal husbandry. They commonly build deep water holes with steepslopes, thus a water reserve is guaranteed to to assist in maintaining hydration for thelivestock. This solution has turned into a problem since water holes have been working liketraps where wild species are dieing falling into them. From 2005 to 2010, nine of theseincidents were reported for Maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus) and one for Pampas deer(Ozotoceros bezoarticus). As these species are endangered, it is necessary to take actions thatminimize these types of episodes. Therefore, we suggest two possible measures: 1) to buildimpenetrable wire fences all around the artificial water holes and 2) to install drinking troughnear to them