How can we help save the jaguar?
Through our work to protect important forest habitat in countries such as Belize and Ecuador, Fauna & Flora 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.
Human-jaguar conflict prevention
Through our work with local communities and farmers, we can help minimise incidences of human-jaguar conflict and, if needed, compensate farmers for lost livestock to ensure that they do not target jaguars in reprisals.
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. Regular patrols also help to reduce illegal hunting of the jaguars, because the presence of rangers acts as a strong deterrent to poachers.