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Review for Northern Jaguar Project, Tucson, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The NJP is essential in the effort to save and restore the world's northernmost jaguar population, shared by Mexico and the U.S. In its 8 years, it great achievement has been the creation of a 70 sq mi protected area in Sonora, Mexico, not far from the US border. It works effectively with local ranchers and communities to reign in poaching of the great cats and build support for species recovery. NJP is an outstanding example of a binational conservation partnership!

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

educating citizens about the need for jaguar recovery, and on the great value that this magnificent cat has ecologically and to us an human beings who, more than ever, need to re-vitalize our connectivity to the natural world.

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

Continue it's great work always keeping in mind the big picture: that recovery of the northern jaguar population will require re-building jaguar presence in both northern Mexico and in the US Southwest.

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

its determination to save the jaguar under very challenging circumstances.

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

fabulous and dedicated, one couldn't ask for better.

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

Expand efforts to protect jaguar habitat north into the U.S. Launch a campaign to rescue threatened habitat linkages throughout historic jaguar range; leverage funds for purchase of more protected area acreage.

Ways to make it better...

the financial and staff resources were available to expand efforts to build public support for jaguar recovery on both sides of the border.

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

to have state and federal wildlife agencies, particularly in the U.S., assume their responsibility to undertake aspects of jaguar recovery beyond the jurisdiction of the NJP and other nonprofit organizations.

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

jaguar recovery is doable and would be one of the great conservation achievements of this century. Viva el jaguar! Viva el NJP!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I am a conservation biologist working to secure a jaguar recovery program for the U.S. under the leadership of the US Fish & Wildlife Service. I am very familar with the vital work of the Northern Jaguar Project.