Jaguar 2030 Roadmap
Jaguars and humans have co-existed for millennia. Apex predator across much of the western hemisphere, jaguars have been an important part of indigenous cultures and cosmologies in the Americas for centuries. The jaguar has been revered as an omnipotent animal and spirit of the jungles and forests.
Today, more than at any time in history, the fate of the jaguar rests in human hands. Threatened by direct persecution, habitat loss, and decimation of prey populations, jaguars and people struggle to coexist. Where expanding human populations overlap with jaguar populations, there is a persistent loss of jaguars. Jaguars may be killed directly by rural people defending their cattle, or struck by vehicles as they try to traverse increasingly fragmented habitat. Poaching for jaguar body parts appears to be on the rise and hunting of prey species is, in many areas, unsustainable. Only about 50% of the species’ original range—which formerly extended in an unbroken swath from the southern United States to Argentina—remains intact. And jaguar populations are declining.PLAN JAGUAR 2030 PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN DE ESTE FELINO