For several years, Tico Haroutiounian has explored the jungle of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, where he has tracked the last jaguars in hiding. Long feared and coveted, they have been decimated by poaching and deforestation.
The Golden Shadow is a project to create the most extensive, artistic and detailed study of jaguars in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and the southwestern region of the Talamanca mountains range. The study consists of tracking migration patterns within the Osa and Fila Languisiana corridors (also locally known as the Fila Costeña) that connect Corcovado National Park, Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, Piedras Blancas National Park to the Talamanca mountains.
These photographic / video devices installed in the jungle allow exceptional observations. All the data of interest generated by the project, such as the number of jaguars detected, their sex, their areas of movement, the observation of poorly / undocumented behaviors, the abundance of prey, or even the discovery of new species, are shared with the environmental protection authorities, biologists and researchers concerned.