Associação Onçafari was created to promote environmental conservation and foster the socioeconomic development of the region where it is located through ecotourism and scientific studies.

Currently, we develop conservation initiatives to protect jaguars (Panthera onca) in the region of the Pantanal, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, and have initiated our maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) conservation activities in the town of Mogi Guaçu, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

  • Meet the Jaguars

    Follow the Jaguars in their natural habitat, their habits, their puppies and everyday scenes of the jaguars.

  • Characteristics

    The jaguar is the largest feline in the Americas and the third largest in the world, behind only tigers and lions. Males are larger. Its length ranges from 1.4 to 1.8 meters while the females ranges from 1.2 to 1.7 meters. Height varies from 68 to 76cm and tail measures from 45 to 65cm.

  • Visual

    This is the main way used to accustom jaguars. When finding the jaguars, using techniques brought from Africa, it is possible to approach them slowly and respect the zone of comfort of each one. Over time they begin to realize that they are safe and understand that the project vehicle poses no threat.

  • Tracks

    With a partnership with Tracker Academy of South Africa, African trackers are coming to the Pantanal to teach this art to the team.

  • The Pantanal

    The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world. With 250,000 km ² of extension and average altitude of 100 meters, it is situated between the south of Mato Grosso and the northwest of Mato Grosso do Sul, both States of Brazil, besides reaching areas of the north of Paraguay and east of Bolivia, denominated " Chaco boliviano ".

  • Caiman Ecological

    The Caiman Ecological Refuge is located on a 53,000 hectare farm in the small town of Miranda, in the Pantanal Sul Matogrossense.

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