Defenders of Wildlife is a key supporter of the Northern Jaguar Reserve , which was created in 2003 to protect the last breeding population of jaguars in their northern range. We are a partner in the Jaguar Guardian Program, which aims to help ranchers coexist with jaguars. Defenders also co-sponsors the Landowner Camera Contest, an innovative program that provides incentives to ranchers to protect jaguars. Defenders also led a legal effort requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a recovery plan for endangered jaguars and we’re continuously monitoring proposed developments in jaguar habitat to ensure that our wild lands remain intact enough to support the jaguar’s return.
Visit our Species at Risk: Jaguar  page to learn what Defenders is doing to protect jaguars.