Two huemul drinking water from a frozen river
Image credit: Rody Alvarez
Project

Protecting Huemul Subpopulations in Cerro Castillo National Park

Duration
2022 - 2023
Location
Chile
Species protected
Patagonian Huemul Hippocamelus bisulcus

Project objectives

 This project seeks to control and reduce the access of livestock to Cerro Castillo National Park by working with neighboring farms, local communities, and national agencies. Cattle are a threat to Endangered Patagonian huemul as they transmit diseases that can be fatal. In addition, they compete for food and deteriorate the conditions of their habitat, ultimately displacing huemuls to unsuitable habitats.

This project is implemented by Rewilding Chile.

Threaths

Diseases

Habitat loss & degradation

Human-wildlife conflict