Protecting the World’s Northernmost Jaguars

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Renowned for their power, strength, beauty, and grace, jaguars once roamed 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.

As dedicated conservationists from the U.S. and Mexico, we formed the Northern Jaguar Project to protect jaguars from poaching and habitat destruction. Our work takes us to the ecological heart of Sonora, where a small breeding population of these wild cats survives.

Along with the Mexican conservation organization Naturalia, we established the 86-square-mile Northern Jaguar Reserve, which extends protection across a rugged landscape with an unparalleled mix of natural communities.

This sanctuary is the centerpiece of our work, and over the last decade, we have photographed 50 individual jaguars, including females and cubs. We further work with local ranchers, schools, and rural communities to build tolerance for these beautiful predators and reduce human-wildlife conflicts.

We invite you to support our outreach to those living in jaguar country, to contribute to the guardianship of the reserve and to its future expansion. Together we can create a place of refuge for mother jaguars and their cubs.