Renowned for their power, strength, beauty, and grace, jaguars once roamed much of the southern United States. Today, these predators are vanishing throughout the Americas, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
As dedicated conservationists from the U.S. and Mexico, they formed the Northern Jaguar Project to protect jaguars from poaching and habitat destruction. Their work takes them to the ecological heart of Sonora, where a small breeding population of these wild cats survives.
Along with the Mexican conservation organization Naturalia, they established the 86-square-mile Northern Jaguar Reserve, which extends protection across a rugged landscape with an unparalleled mix of natural communities.
This sanctuary is the centerpiece of their work, and over the last decade, they have photographed 50 individual jaguars, including females and cubs. They further work with local ranchers, schools, and rural communities to build tolerance for these beautiful predators and reduce human-wildlife conflicts.
Where is Northern Jaguar Project