Campaign Biologists Spell Out Jaguar Habitat Needs
Habitat for jaguars in the U.S. urgently needs protection. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will finally move to protect areas of “critical habitat.”
Drs. Tony Povilitis and Dusti Becker encourage the Service to adopt a “can-do” approach by designating wild land areas and connecting open space corridors for special management and protection within historic jaguar range. Their 10-page report seeks to ensure that the habitat conservation program will be sufficient to actually recover the jaguar as a species. It’s an informative report, covering aspects of the US Endangered Species Act, the habitat needs of the jaguar, and the designation and protection of critical habitat.