Since 2004, Dr. Cristian Bonacic, director of Wildlife Trust Alliance member Fauna Australis of Santiago, Chile, has collaborated on this project with La Fundación DeSdel Chaco.
A recent visit to the Medanos del Chaco National Park during November 2005, served to strengthen an alliance between Fauna Australis
and the foundation, aimed toward developing a conservation project with local communities and the Chilean government.
Future research and collaboration between the government, La Fundación DeSdel Chaco, Fauna Australis
and Wildlife Trust
aim to understand how guanacos are surviving, whether local communities may play a role in conserving this key species, and how jaguars and guanacos are interacting.