Jaguar Conservation in Belize

As the largest cat in the western hemisphere, the jaguar has seen its home range decrease by approximately 40% over the last 40 years. This decrease can be attributed to three main factors: 

1. Habitat loss and fragmentation

2. Hunting and poaching

3. Lack of natural prey

The goal of this project is to address these factors in southern Belize, by working with local villages to collect data on the activity, habitat use, and human perceptions of jaguars in the region. Belize represents a critical part of the jaguar's range, as it connects jaguar populations in Mexico to the rest of Central and South America. This connectivity of jaguar populations is vital to conserve the genetic integrity of the species.

The data collected from this project will aide conservation planning efforts in southern Belize, and the funding received will be used to pay for travel expenses and equipment needed to successfully meet the project goals.

Thank you very much for your support!

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 85 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 (Offline)
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
  • Sarah Roberts 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
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Organizer

Michael Dobbins 
Organizer
Trussville, AL
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