Join Dr. Alan Rabinowitz and the scientists of Panthera as they embark on a race against time to secure the path of the jaguar from Mexico to Argentina

The Jaguar Corridor exists today because the jaguar shaped it and owned it, overcoming all obstacles that stood in its way. Although human beings are relative latecomers to the story of the jaguar, they are the crucial determinant in what comes next for the species.
— Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, CEO, Panthera


About the Journey of the Jaguar

The jaguar’s ancient path through the Americas survives today as a network of protected areas and human-dominated landscapes. Sixteen years after he first identified this Jaguar Corridor, Panthera’s Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is embarking on an epic endeavor to secure its future. Over the next four years, he and Dr. Howard Quigley, head of Panthera’s Jaguar Program, will join Panthera scientists and partners on a deep dive into the 10 countries that comprise the Corridor’s backbone. Their journey will shine a light on the progress that’s been made in these places—as well as places where jaguars are most at risk—and explore the rich and enduring cultural connections to the Americas' largest cat. In a race against time, they’ll seek to move governments, communities, and businesses to take bold steps to save the jaguar and the incredible biodiversity depending on its survival.

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Scenes from the corridor


The Journey of the Jaguar begins in Arizona on the border with Mexico. The hope that jaguars might one day return naturally to the United States in meaningful numbers depends on securing the populations to the south—from Sonora’s desert landscapes to Jalisco.


Credit: Alex De Villa/Panthera

Dancers celebrate the jaguar in Culiacán, Sinaloa

Credit: Nature and Culture International México

A jaguar surveys the landscape in Reserva Monte Mojino, Alamos

Credit: Alex De Villa/Panthera

Jaguars in the U.S.? A border wall reduces their chances of recolonizing naturally.



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