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How to Save Jaguars at San Lucas

Right now in Colombia, Panthera’s single biggest conservation priority is ensuring that our partner, the Colombian government, designates San Lucas—a key region of jaguar territory—as a national park. Making this designation here will not only protect the incredible biodiversity of the region, but also provide clean water in a place where many of the waterways have already been highly degraded, plus economic opportunity for the people who live on its border.


We Can’t Lose the Core

Jeanette Kawas National Park is a major nexus for jaguars coming through Central America and going down into South America, but people are encroaching on the core of the park. […]


Crossing the Gap

HOWARD QUIGLEY: The Darien Gap is one of the most remote tracts of jungle and swamp in the world. It’s a morass of thick undergrowth and boggy ground so impenetrable that it draws its nickname, The Gap, from the fact that it is the only interruption in the Pan-American Highway–the great road that runs from Canada to the point of Argentina.


Growing True Jaguar Coffee in Serranía de San Lucas

CARLOS VALDERRAMA: The village of Serranía is a tiny community, a cluster of wood and lamina houses around a dirt soccer pitch high in the mountains on the edge what will become one of Colombia’s newest protected areas of jaguar habitat: San Lucas.


Fighting Together in the War on Wildlife

VIDEO: Panthera, the FHAC, and the Humboldt Institute have joined together to publish a new book of research titled, “Conflicts Between Humans and Felids in Latin America,” which was released today at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena.


The Strange Case of Bocas del Atrato

ESTEBAN PAYAN: I lived in the Amazon for two years as a jaguar researcher, making camp and sleeping in a hammock in the middle of the jungle. It was a hard, uncomfortable, and at times dangerous, life.

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