Renowned for their power, strength, beauty, and grace, jaguars once roamed across much of the southern United States. Today, these predators are vanishing throughout the Americas, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Removed from their historic northern range by poaching and habitat destruction, jaguars have all but disappeared from this part of their territory. Dozens of jaguars have been killed just south of the U.S.-Mexico border in the last decade alone. Still, all is not lost: In the ecological heart of Sonora, a small breeding population of these elusive wild cats thrives.
We formed the Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) and partnered with the respected Mexican conservation organization, Naturalia, to bring back the jaguar. Together we’ve created the Northern Jaguar Reserve, which encompasses 78 square miles of prime jaguar habitat just 125 miles south of the Arizona border. Jaguars that roam this area now have a safe-haven sanctuary in the most remarkable, rugged wilderness left in northern Mexico.
We encourage you to join us in the ongoing care and conservation of the reserve, its population of critically endangered jaguars, and the dozens of other threatened wildlife species found here.