Northern Jaguar Project
Rating: 4.97 stars 66 reviews
Issues: Animals, Environment
Location: 2114 W Grant Rd Ste 121 Tucson AZ 85745 USA
Results: NJP and our Mexican conservation partner Naturalia have established the 50,000-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve, which encompasses prime jaguar habitat just 125 miles south of the Arizona border in Sonora, Mexico. Jaguars that roam this area now have a safe-haven sanctuary in the most remarkable, rugged wilderness left in northern Mexico.
Geographic areas served: Sonora, Mexico
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Northern Jaguar Project, along with their partners Naturalia and Defenders of Wildlife, have done more for wildlife conservation in northern Mexico than any other NGO that I am aware. By gathering support from 100's of foundations and individual supporters, NJP purchased the first private conservation reserve for jaguars and other wildlife in N. Mexico, and its a large remote area where jaguars have a good chance of persisting over time due to these actions. I have worked in northern Mexico as a wildlife biologist for 12 years and can say without reservation, I know of no other group that has done more for conservation in the region than NJP. Moreover, NJP has made major strides at educating landowners about predator conservation and compensated them for losses of livestock due to predators, as well as provided incentives to not killing predators on private lands
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Yes. I have traveled to the Jaguar Reserve 8 times and am personally aware of its value for conservation
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Gather more resources for policing the reserve boundaries to discourage poaching