The team says that the central mountains of the two states, the “Central Arizona/New Mexico Recovery Area”, offers new opportunities for the United States to contribute to recovery of the species.
Road ecology is a topic that is increasingly generating interest in society. Photographs and stories of wildlife crossings appear more frequently on social media and in press around the world, and legislators have presented bills in favor of these structures. This momentum was noticeable during the second Road Ecology Workshop, held on September 6 in… Continue reading “Promoting Wildlife-friendly Roads in Sonora, Mexico”…
On April 24, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released the final Jaguar Recovery Plan. Many of the recovery actions proposed in the plan reaffirm Wildlands Network’s key strategies for protecting and enhancing jaguar populations in Mexico and the U.S., while also demonstrating the need for continued robust advocacy with government officials to improve and strengthen the official recovery programs. Photo: © milosk50 / Adobe Stock
To create continental-scale wildlife corridors, Wildlands Network stitches together a network of committed activists throughout each Wildway. To that end, we are now supporting a group of talented volunteers to help protect Mexico’s Rancho El Aribabi, which lies within a wildlife corridor between Mexico and the U.S. Photo: Myles Traphagen
Several species that call the borderlands region home face an almost insurmountable threat: Mexico’s Highway 2 has taken thousands of lives, both human and animal. With wildlife crossings, we can reduce the risk of wildlife-vehicle collisions and potentially save lives, putting us one step closer to a reconnected and rewilded North America. Photo: Myles Traphagen
A new report released today by Wildlands Network highlights how 4 wildlife species native to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are critically imperiled by existing and proposed border wall construction. “Four Species on the Brink” summarizes habitat, population data, and bi-national conservation efforts for Sonoran pronghorn, black bear, jaguar and Mexican wolf. Photo: Juan Carlos Bravo
Juan Carlos Bravo, director of Wildlands Network’s Mexico Program, gave this interview with TRTWorld, focusing on jaguar populations in the U.S. and Mexico and the effect of Trump’s border wall on those populations. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
Wildlands Network and Conservation Science Partners released a new report today that reveals previously unidentified habitat and corridors for jaguars in the southern United States and northern Mexico. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
Ever since a photograph of a lone wild jaguar in Arizona reverberated through the conservation community in 1996, wildlife experts in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands have been trying to determine where jaguars may continue to persist—and which corridors they might be using to disperse beyond their known stronghold in central Sonora. Just this month, researchers have made another significant stride in mapping potentially suitable jaguar habitat and corridors in the borderlands region. Photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia
Wildlands Network recently submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) suggesting ways to improve their proposed jaguar recovery plan. The FWS comment deadline comes just 2 weeks after we learned some very exciting news: a new jaguar has been photo-documented in the Dos Cabezas mountains in southern Arizona! Photo: Northern Jaguar Project, Naturalia
Highway 2 runs parallel to the international border along one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. From the town of Ímuris in Sonora to the little community of Janos in Chihuahua, this highway creates a rift in a landscape that must remain open to provide connectivity for jaguars and other wildlife. Photo: Jan Schipper
Endangered U.S. Jaguars to Get Critical Habitat, Recovery Plan TUCSON, Arizona, – After years of neglect and indifference, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will designate critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the United States and develop a jaguar recovery plan. The Service will propose areas for critical habitat designation by… Continue reading “Endangered U.S. Jaguars to Get Critical Habitat, Recovery Plan”…
In a sharp reversal of its predecessor’s position, the Obama administration announced Tuesday it will protect the endangered jaguar’s prime habitat and develop a jaguar recovery plan. Read the full story in the Arizona Daily Star.