Through our work to protect important forest habitat in countries such as Belize and Ecuador, FFI is helping to preserve the remaining jaguar population.
By ensuring the protection of vital forest habitat through regular patrols and monitoring, we can help to reduce illegal logging activity. Having a protected area in which these big cats can feed and reproduce is critically important in maintaining jaguar populations. Your donation of £25 could help pay for GPS equipment, a vital tool for rangers.
Regular patrols help to reduce illegal hunting of the jaguars and the destruction of the forest, because the presence of rangers acts as a strong deterrent. Your donation of £50 could help pay for a biodiversity survey for a day, meaning we can keep protecting the area.
Jaguars are apex predators, and their abundance reflects the overall health of the forest. The more ecologically intact the forest, the greater the number of jaguars it can support. Your gift of £250 could help to pay for a camera trap, so we can monitor vulnerable species, and identify where they are most at risk.
“We estimate that in the Chocó rainforest there are only 30 to 50 jaguars, and 95% of the population has been destroyed… if conservation actions are not taken in the short term the species will become extinct.” Victor Tacuri, local ranger