Dear Friend of Panthera,
Jaguars won another victory last week with the signing of an agreement between the government of Costa Rica and Panthera to protect the Americas' largest wild cat. Securing the Jaguar Corridor, which spans 18 countries in Latin America, has many starting points, such as: on-the-ground research to map where jaguars are, conversations with communities to learn where jaguars are moving through, and the involvement of local people in helping to reduce threats and to learn how best to live with these large predators. It also begins when the most senior levels of government make a public commitment to recognizing the Jaguar Corridor, and the promise to do what they can to save their jaguars.
Costa Rica is the fourth country to officially endorse and commit to the Jaguar Corridor. But once recognition is received, this doesn't mean our work is done. We continue to conduct research through camera trapping and radio-collaring jaguars; we protect the jaguars' prey base, and we work constantly with ranchers and local villagers to reduce conflict situations and prevent retaliatory killings of the cats themselves. We are working to protect and carve out a place for jaguars in this ever-changing world. But we can't do this without your support. Please help us continue these efforts, especially now as we see this groundswell of support for the Jaguar Corridor.
- $250 provides one camera trap - used to identify and monitor cats and their prey
- $500 can support local people to monitor cameras and collect scat for genetic analyses
- $1,000 contributes materials like fencing and flood lights, to help make a ranch 'jaguar-friendly' and reduce conflict
- $3,500 provides one GPS collar to monitor an individual cat and learn about their behavior, ecology, movements and diet.
Please donate now to support Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiative, and help secure safe passage for jaguars, now, and into the future. Thank you.
Dr. Howard Quigley
Executive Director, Jaguar Program, Panthera