Meet Our Field Team

December 30, 2016

Meet our field team. This is who you support when you make a donation to NJP. They are making a difference every single day in the communities and habitats where jaguars live. They mirror the strength and grace of the jaguars they protect, and they are crucial for building cohesion and learning where threats and hostilities to large carnivores persist.

Our field staff are the reason we can bring you inspiring year-end treats you will see nowhere else, like the jaguar cub photo we sent earlier this month. Here are a few of our favorite results this year:

  • Our Viviendo con Felinos project reached record-breaking heights with 12 ranches receiving a total of 610 photo awards for bobcats, mountain lions, ocelots, and jaguars.
  • Ocelot photos doubled on the ranches in 2015, and then doubled again in 2016 with 20 individuals. Like the jaguar, ocelots are endangered in the U.S. and Mexico.
  • We worked with more landowners, some very hostile toward carnivores, and kept them from setting out poison or illegally hunting wildlife.
  • The newly elected, progressive local government worked with us to promote conservation, outreach that is essential for jaguar survival.
  • We saw the return of two jaguars, Elvis and Suki, who were among this year’s most frequently sighted individuals. The presence of these and other jaguars tells us we are providing the safe haven that wildlife desperately needs. We need to keep moving in this direction.

These results are the building blocks for our upcoming activities in 2017 and are only possible because of your support. With a dedicated group of supporters that numbers in the hundreds, not thousands, we have made huge strides. The Northern Jaguar Reserve and Viviendo con Felinos project are having a positive impact on this community, the northern jaguar population, and the unparalleled biological diversity found in this region. Yet there is always more work to do.

We have the vision, a team we can depend on, and the passion to help jaguars. We just need YOU >>! We put your donations directly toward working with kids and ranchers living in jaguar country, to support the reserve, and its future expansion.

We pride ourselves on being small, nimble, and effective, and we are grateful for your generous tax-deductible, end-of-year contribution in these last hours of 2016. Many, many thanks for your support.

Warm wishes and Happy New Year!