Belize and Panthera Sign Critical Conservation Agreement for the Jaguar

| April 24, 2014 | Reply

The wild cat NGO Panthera has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Belize togehter with the government and the the University of Belize.

The MOU is a “pledge by all parties to collaboratively implement science-based conservation initiatives that secure and connect jaguars and their habitats in Belize and beyond its borders, facilitate land development that is both ecologically sustainable and economically profitable, and mitigate human-jaguar conflict throughout the country.” .

This is great news not only for the Jaguar. Belize is a country rich in biodiversity and the protection of Jaguar habitat will also benefit other cats like the Puma, Margay (a small cat species), eagles like the Ornate Hawk-Eagle, Black Hawk-Eagle or Black-and-white Hawk-Eagle and many other species.

More information can be found in the press release (PDF):
New Protection for the Jaguar: Belize and Panthera Sign Critical Conservation Agreement

More information about Panthera’s Jaguar program can be found here:
Jaguar Program

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