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Jaguar conservation gets a boost in North and Central America

September 30, 2012
"The signing of this historic agreement marks a turning point for the future for the jaguar not only in Costa Rica, but for jaguars throughout Central and South America," Rabinowitz said. "This represents the fourth MOU that Panthera has signed with a Latin American government and once executed, will allow Panthera to better implement a 'connect and protect' strategy that links and allows safe passage for jaguar populations throughout the species’ range, from northern Mexico, through the heart of Costa Rica, to Argentina."
- Panthera head, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

Jaguar conservation has received a huge boost in the past few months both in Latin America and in the U.S. An historic agreement singed between the world's leading wild cat conservation organization Panthera and the government of Costa Rica in addition to a new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal bring renewed hope to the efforts to revive the iconic jaguar in its current habitat and return the cats to the American Southwest.

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