This jaguar lives in the mountains south of Tucson, Arizona. The photo was taken with a trail camera, as part of a University of Arizona study. Jaguar night vision is enhanced by a well-developed reflective layer in the eye, thus the magical radiance of light off the jaguar’s face.
Why won’t the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service bring back the jaguar? See our comments on its revised critical habitat proposal (Aug. 2013)
Jaguar chased for 2 miles in Arizona…then the mountain lion hunter pulled his dogs off when he feared they might get hurt…Click here
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: “Habitat Fragmentation and Endangered Species Recovery in the US Southwest: How to engage the US Fish & Wildlife Service?”
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A special Task Force to protect habitat linkages for endangered wild carnivores of the Southwest
Areas of remaining open space and natural vegetation occurring between our mountain ranges are vital to the conservation of not only the jaguar but also the Mexican wolf
. These animals must roam widely in order to survive. Check out our Google map of Jaguar Habitat Linkages
If development continues to destroy these key natural areas, our three magnificent wild carnivores will be lost and other wildlife will suffer. Here are updates on our effort to trigger a Connectivity Conservation Task Force for Endangered Carnivores of the Southwest:
June 22, 2011
– Habitat Connectivity Task Force is up and running…!
June 25, 2010 – Campaign invites policy makers with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on field trip to view destruction of jaguar habitat in Arizona
News from 2010:
May 24, 2010 –
The Service replies to the Citizens’ Statement supporting jaguar recovery: What’s good, what’s not, what’s next?
Jaguar supporters arrived at Arizona State Capitol by Bicycle on Earth Day
Pedaled 350 miles from US-Mexico border
In January, 2010,the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced it will prepare a federal recovery plan
for the jaguar and a proposal
to protect its critical habitat in the U.S. Jaguar conservation advocates have long pushed hard for this historic policy change.
With your voice
in favor, the Service’s decision can lead to a first class program to restore the jaguar as a native species of the U.S. See our Campaign’s recommendations
to the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
…official’s comments cast shadow over agency’s intent to recover the jaguar. Read more
The Citizens’ Statement of Support for Recovering the Jaguar
Read the Citizens’ Statement
to the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Please send your endorsement
to Dr. Tony Povilitis email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, organization or business you represent (if any), and address.
Arizona Daily Star OP-ED
points out why there’s still hope for the jaguar
Albuquerque Journal OP-ED
argues for jaguar recovery plan
Our Boston Globe editorial
that helped change US jaguar policy
Make Parks, Not Walls! Dear President Obama, instead of a wall-like fence that harms jaguars and undercuts American values, how about an International Wildlife Conservation Area along our border with Mexico?
Obama on the Fence: Read about the Administration’s current position on the border fence.
Our summer 2009 UPDATE on the Border Fence
A Challenge to the Arizona Game and Fish Department: PROTECT JAGUAR HABITAT
Arizona Game Official Rebuked Over Polarizing Comments
Asia has its tiger and Africa its lion – right here at home the jaguar is our big cat to protect and restore!
BRINGING TO LIGHT THE JAGUAR’S PLIGHT: Border fencing blocks the jaguar, and a huge open-pit mine is being proposed for jaguar habitat! Meanwhile, runaway land development further encroaches on critical habitat linkages…
THINGS TO ROAR ABOUT: American Society of Mammalogists speaks up for the jaguar. Arizona workgroup on track! A wilderness proposal would help jaguars, a National Forest Plan revision might, and a county plan and a private reserve in nearby Mexico will.
HOW DENSE CAN WE GET?
CorridorDesign: Check out excellent information for county planners, landowners, conservationists of all stripes (and spots).
Jaguar News from Brazil. It’s all about jaguars as endangered animals that historically lived from southern South America to the southern USA. See the October ’08 issue for an article by the Jaguar Habitat Campaign.Who says jaguars don’t occur in the USA desert: Is this video clip a fake?
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LAST EDITS: February 27, 2014