Explore Guatemala’s eastern borders with Honduras and Belize to see how we’re overcoming obstacles to secure this critical bottleneck in the Jaguar Corridor.
Visit Jeanette Kawas and Pico Bonito National Parks, where prime jaguar habitat is intact, but the creep of agriculture between them threatens jaguar movement.
In the dry season, visitors to the Brazilian Pantanal can readily see jaguars prowling for caiman on the banks of the region’s lazy rivers. But this lush tropical paradise is also famous for its vast cattle ranches, providing a recipe for conflict--and the perfect lab for creating models to prevent it.
This Journey tracks the jaguar through its northernmost range, starting at the U.S. border. We travel from arid Sonora, which could be the source of the few jaguars that have made it to the U.S., through the Sinaloa Corridor to Jalisco on the coast. The Sinaloa Corridor is a critical link between core jaguar populations.
From the Darien’s estuarine mangroves, where saltwater jaguars subsist despite little prey and perennial mud, we venture to San Lucas, a critical link between jaguar populations in Central and South America that needs permanent protection.
While the Yucatan Peninsula is home to more jaguars than anywhere else in Mexico, deforestation and development are rapidly fragmenting critical populations. Panthera is joining forces with local stakeholders, researchers, and officials to protect the Yucatan jaguars and their habitats.
Connecting National Parks
The Northern Corridor
Darien Gap & Serrania De San Lucas