our Support

Collared Jaguar

On Fazenda Barranco Alto we actively promote environmental conservation by supporting research by Brazilian and International Universities. Such as Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Universidade do Estado de São Paulo (UNESP), Stanford University, University of Bonn, University of Zurich, University of Wageningen and others.

We have a "Researcher House" suitable for groups of up to 8-12 people, with ample working/studying space, Internet connection and all necessary field assistance.

To date research is being conducted in geology, entomology, ecology, ethology and more.

If you and/or your organization are interested in performing any kind of research or field work here in the Pantanal please contact us!


OnGoing Projects


Jaguar Research Project

The Jaguar Research Project was initiated in 2008 by Lucas Leuzinger in partnership with the Jaguar Conservation Fund. Today it's known as "Jaguars of the Rio Negro Project - Projeto Onças do Rio Negro" and is coordinated by Fazenda Barranco Alto and Fazenda Vera Lucia. 

Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

The Giant Anteater research project has been conducted by Lydia Möcklinghoff for the past 6 years, more information can be obtained on Lydia's website and blog.

Past Projects


  • Mauro Galetti and Camila Donatti, Frugivores and Seed Dispersal

  • Teodoro Isnard Ribeiro de Almeida, Geology of Salinas and Baías and Limnology of Salinas

  • Teodoro Isnard Ribeiro de Almeida, explains origins of Salinas in a popular article.

  • Jorge Schweizer, Ecology of Giant Otters

  • Caroline Leuchtenberger, Giant Otter Behaviour

  • Lydia Möcklinghoff, Giant Anteater Research Projekt and a field Blog

  • Leandro Silveira, Comparative Ecology of Jaguars in the Pantanal

  • Balthasar Dubs, Birds of Southwestern Brazil

  • Lucas Leuzinger, Capybara Molecular Biology and Jaguar Ecology

  • Gediendson Ribeiro de Araujo, Jaguar Reproduction