Last week, a New York Times Green blog post discussed 'A Jail Term for Jaguar Smugglers' who were arrested for selling four jaguar skins to undercover U.S. Fish & Wildlife agents in Texas and Florida, and recently sentenced to one year and one day in prison. At the time of their arrest, the smugglers had also offered 10 more jaguar skins to the undercover agents.
In contrast to this terrible crime, the post references the critical jaguar conservation work being carried out through Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiative, which aims to connect & protect jaguars from Mexico to Argentina. Through this project, Panthera’s jaguar scientists are also working on the ground in 13 of the 18 jaguar range states to mitigate human-jaguar conflicts and increase tolerance of jaguars within local communities. Learn more about what Panthera’s field staff are doing to protect jaguars through the Jaguar Corridor Initiative and the Pantanal Jaguar Project.