NORTHERN JAGUAR PROJECT

Rating: 4.97 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Animals, Environment

Location: 2114 W Grant Rd Ste 121 Tucson AZ 85745 USA

Mission: The mission of the Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) is to preserve and recover the world's northernmost population of the jaguar, its unique natural habitats, and native wildlife under its protection as a flagship, keystone, and umbrella species.
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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 42-1554992
(520) 623-9653x5
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am extremely impressed with the conservation work of NJP. The staff are dedicated and passionate as they work to preserve not only jaguars and ocelots, but this special wilderness area that provides habitat for a wide diversity of species, including macaws.
Also, NJP's public outreach efforts help to spread awareness, appreciation and support of these big cats and an understanding of the need to protect this northernmost breeding population of jaguars.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Turtle, a representative from NJP came to my 4th/5th grade class to give a presentation on Jaguars in the Sonoran Desert and give my students information about the organization. My students were mesmerized by the photos of jaguars and by the fact that these animals live in our very own desert. Turtle's presentation was well-prepared, full of facts and information geared toward my group of kids and the content we're learning in class. My students had tons of questions which clearly showed their interest in this topic. I know this educational presentation will linger in the thoughts (and hopefully) actions of my students for a long time.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization by allowing my students to see and learn about conservation/ecology work on a larger scale, which is a great addition to the ecology work we do here in my class.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would encourage them to involve more Tucson/Southern Arizona students in spreading awareness and education about jaguars and their habitat.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been most impressed with the Northern Jaguar Project's work. They are a small, lean organization with a narrow focus but a huge vision. They have always been more than willing to answer my questions, provide information and promote cooperation among jaguar fanatics. Their Denver gathering brought together interested parties from the US and Mexico and the information shared and contacts made have proven invaluable to me. Diana, Turtle and the rest of the NJP staff are first-rate.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my jaguar blog's success. I have used NJP for information, photos and contacts, all of which have helped to make my blog successful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get them national visibility and a broader donor base.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their openness. Many other groups are rather territorial but NJP has always been willing to help me and jaguars.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, friendly and dedicated. Diana, Turtle and JC are really nice people!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy even more land in Sonora for jaguars, provide more education & services to the local population in Mexico and increase the organization's visibility.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funds, the political baggage that comes with jaguars, the border wall and the continuing tensions between the US and Mexico.

One thing I'd also say is that...

NJP rocks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Northern Jaguar Project and Naturalia are the best chance for the Jaguar to return to the USA. EXTINCTION is real. Consider how much the southwest has lost over the years and help this cat!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My experience with NJP started with the death of the last jaguar in the USA--- his name was Macho B. The next event was a jaguar named Lucero who was in the Phoenix zoo who was given dental work after being caught in mexico by a rancher. I went to Phoenix and saw him guess who helped him get help? That was in part NJP-- These people need all the resources they obtain. They treat wildlife the way everybody should. Consider how the jaguar is hanging on a thread---- the constant war on wildlife. These people are beautiful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life waiting for the jaguars to come back to Arizona,New Mexico, and Texas

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to meet them all.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they treat wildlife.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

beautiful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

buy additional ranches.

Ways to make it better...

will be better when and if I can walk the ground myself.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

more and constant revenue stream, and people in the area supporting especially the children, our only chance for the jaguar.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Thank you Diana and Turtle

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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