Panthera's Jaguar Program Director Howard Quigley explains how we're protecting jaguars across their range in Latin America by conserving and connecting important pieces of habitat.
Saving Species With Sound
Panthera's newest anti-poaching project is saving jaguars in Central America. By monitoring gunshots, barking dogs and conversations, our acoustic technology initiative is helping wildlife authorities focus limited patrolling personnel and curtail poachers.
“Innovation is key to outsmarting wildlife poachers armed with ever-evolving tactics and an endless supply of troops. With this in mind, our acoustic monitoring project has enabled us to deploy wildlife patrols in the areas and at the precise times of day and week where illegal activity is most expected," says Panthera’s Jaguar Program Honduras Country Director Franklin Castañeda.
What We Do
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards.
Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats.
Panthera’s grants program, the Small Cat Action Fund (SCAF), additionally supports conservation and research initiatives on many of the smaller wild cat species around the globe.
Ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend.
A world where wild cats thrive in healthy natural and developed landscapes that sustain people and biodiversity.
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Panthera’s mission is to ensure a future for wild cats and the vast landscapes on which they depend. Our vision is a world where wild cats thrive in healthy, natural and developed landscapes that sustain people and biodiversity.
Panthera is the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s wild cats. Our team of leading biologists and law enforcement experts develop innovative strategies to address the dire threats facing cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, snow leopards, and tigers.
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