Protecting the World’s Northernmost Jaguars
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. Still, all is not lost: In the ecological heart of Sonora, a small breeding population of these elusive wild cats survives.
We formed the Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) and partnered with the Mexican conservation organization Naturalia to bring back the jaguar. Together we’ve created the Northern Jaguar Reserve, which encompasses 86 square miles of prime jaguar habitat. 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 endangered jaguars, and the dozens of other threatened wildlife species found here.