A Great Year for NJP

December 31, 2018

What a spectacular year 2018 has been for the Northern Jaguar Project. Our many thanks to you, our steadfast supporters, who have made these accomplishments possible. 

Our Viviendo con Felinos project had unprecedented success this year:

  • 76,145 acres protected through signed agreements on 14 ranches.
  • 9 jaguars photographed, triple the individuals on these ranches from the year before.
  • 5 of the 8 ranches with jaguar photos recorded two or more jaguars. 
  • $45,000 in photo awards distributed for feline presence.
  • 750-acre wildfire extinguished on one ranch thanks to effort led by the reserve’s vaqueros.
  • 300 youth participated in hands-on outdoor activities through our Eco-Club.
  • 60 young Eco-Guardians trained to select locations and maintain their own cameras.

Four jaguars moved between the Northern Jaguar Reserve and Viviendo con Felinos ranches, including the females Libélula and Suki. That two of our longest-recorded jaguars have found safe homes on working Viviendo con Felinos ranches shows how important our approach is. 

More highlights: We photographed a pair of jaguars in February and filmed these same two jaguars mating in March. This was our second video of jaguars mating on the reserve. The pair, Luisa and Elvis, were together again in July.

Fifteen years into this project, we are making a real difference for northern jaguars. Let’s celebrate this anniversary together. Please consider doubling your year-end gift here >>. All of your donations go directly toward protecting these magnificent cats.  

As always, many thanks for your support.