Due to the rural development and the increasing urbanization of French Guyana, the negative interactions between the Jaguar and the Puma and breeding activities are more frequent on the littoral: on the one hand, because of lack of effective means to protect their livestock, retaliation shots on problematic individuals are a common measure used by farmers to solve the problem. On the other hand, the repeated attacks of the two big cats can really threaten some farms.

In font of this, HISA has been heavily involved since last October to set up a multi-partnership project with local structures to better understand the situation and propose alternative measures to farmers to ensure the sustainable coexistence between livestock farming and the preservation of big cats. A folder was submitted in April to the French Agency for Biodiversity to obtain the necessary funding and launch this project in September.