Through the “Eyes of the Jaguar” we envision enduring natural landscapes for Arizona and New Mexico
HELP RESTORE THE JAGUAR TO THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST!
NEWSFLASH: The jaguar is finally getting a “recovery plan” after two decades since being placed on the U.S. Endangered Species list. But don’t jump for joy just yet! Read these important comments by Dr. Tony Povilitis, who submitted the original petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the great American cat protected in the U.S.
Almost beyond belief, the Service’s draft “recovery plan” doesn’t even require jaguars to be present in Arizona, New Mexico, or anywhere else in the U.S. Dr. Povilitis, of Life Net Nature, reviews the agency’s long neglect of the jaguar and explains what must now be done to bring this magnificent cat home!
Arizona’s latest jaguar, photographed by remote camera, November 2016, some 60 miles north of the border. He or she is the third jaguar documented in Arizona since late 2012. Photo source AGFD.
Read our column in the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)
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)
May 2013: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service admonished for sloppy recovery standards for endangered wildlife
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.
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?
LAST EDITS: March 21, 2017