|Natural World: Jaguars: Brazil's Super Cats |
On Saturday 30 October 2021 at 5:25pm, the Natural World programme will be on BBC2. A pioneering team in Brazil tracks and follows individual wild jaguars to acquire incredible new insights into their lives. The programme was from 2016-2017 but you can still take a look and there are some clips to look at as well. Head to BBC2 here
Will you help save those magnificent big cats, jaguars?
Jaguars need our help - and we can give it in a number of ways. Their homes are being destroyed to make way for us to use the land for our own ends - particularly for agriculture.
Panthera protect jaguars across their entire six million square kilometer range. They work in partnership with governments, corporations, and local communities, and their Jaguar Corridor Initiative is striving to preserve jaguars by connecting and protecting core jaguar populations from northern Mexico to Argentina. You can see a map showing the jaguars' range here. The hope is that this initiative and the jaguar corridor will secure the jaguar’s future and give this wonderful big cat a secure place in Latin America.
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|Adopt a Jaguar as a gift |
The Born Free Foundation is working with other organisations (including the Segré Foundation and WildCRU) to protect Argentina’s diminishing jaguar population and promote the future expansion of its range. They have an adoption scheme to help with their jaguar conservation work; you can adopt a jaguar family who live in the Yungas which is a threatened area of forest in the north west of Argentina. Work is being done to educate locals to reduce jaguar-human conflict and so decrease livestock losses and consequent retalitation killings. Find out more from Born Free here