WHAT DOES THE PANTHERA ORGANISATION DO?
Panthera is the only organization in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems.
Utilizing the expertise of the world’s premier cat biologists, Panthera develops and implements global strategies for the most imperiled large cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards, cheetahs, pumas, and leopards.
Representing the most comprehensive effort of its kind, Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe, and citizens who want to help ensure a future for wild cats.
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AN EXAMPLE OF THEIR WORK, THE "JAGUAR CORRIDOR INITIATIVE"
Jaguars exist in 18 countries in Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina. Despite this broad range, Jaguars have been eradicated from 40 percent of their historic range and are extinct in Uruguay and El Salvador. While the rare individual has been spotted in the US, there has not been evidence of a breeding population in the US in more than 50 years.
The jaguar is listed as "Near Threatened" on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, though its status is under review and may be elevated to "Vulnerable" in the next year.
The species is threatened by loss and fragmentation of jaguar habitat, conflict with local people due to the real or perceived threat posed to livestock, and overhunting of the jaguar’s prey by local people.
Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative is the only conservation program that seeks to protect jaguars across their entire six million km2 range. In partnership with governments, corporations, and local communities, Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative is working to preserve the genetic integrity of the Jaguar by connecting and protecting core jaguar populations in human landscapes from northern Mexico to Argentina.
HOW DO WE HELP?
Here at Cazar, we have a strong personal connection to the world of the big cats. These beautiful animals, such as the Jaguar, are on a downhill grind to extinction. According to the SOS Mata Atlantica Foundation in South America, this is because of deforestation, ranching, and increased urbanization.
The habitat loss in the South American region puts pressure on the Jaguars both in terms of loss of food sources and being forced out of their habitats. Biologist Pedro Galetti explains that agricultural workers will, for example, not hesitate to kill a jaguar if it has eaten a cow.
The head of the Conflict Alert and Prevention Centre, Ronaldo Morato, discloses that the disappearance of the Jaguar would cause major environmental imbalance and "the prompt demise of the Atlantic forest in South America”.
We provide the Panthera Organisation with a percentage of our profits each month, which helps this organization grow and in turn will allow the population of the Big Cats to regrow.