International Jaguar Day

Uncertainty for Jaguars and Regional Endemics in the Crown Jewel of Mesoamerica’s Forests

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“Jaguars need vast areas for long-term survival. Their home ranges often span 200–400 square kilometers or more. In addition to strict protection of key jaguar population strongholds is the need to keep those populations connected to keep them genetically healthy.”

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©Rocio Silvia
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From 1989 to 1991, Polisar studied one of the world’s most unique and endangered turtles, locally known as hicatee. ©John Polisar

“The jaguars of Mexico’s Montes Azules still regularly cross the Usumacinta River to Guatemala’s forests, move between Guatemala and Belize, and north and south in Belize.”

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©Rony Garcia

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