As of today I have submitted all of the required paperwork (IACUC, Occupational Health, Special Use Permit Application) . I will be collecting data on behavior and the use of space by collared peccaries/javelinas (Tayassu tajacu) at Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge. This pilot study will support a larger research project in Ecuador on multispecies relations between the two peccary species there (T. tajacu and T. percari) and the Cofán: an Indigenous people of Ecuadorian Amazon.
Hopefully I will have some pictures and details to share after the pilot study. I am looking forward to getting back into the field and working with a totally new species than I ever have before.