First Camera Trap Photo of a Jaguar Captured in Honduras

PANTHERA NEWSLETTER – CLICK ON STORY LINK TO VIEW PHOTO

In our April newsletter edition, we shared that there has been an increase in the number of jaguar sightings in Jeanette Kawas National Park (JKNP) – one of the largest protected areas in northwestern Honduras. Just weeks ago, Panthera’s Honduras Jaguar Coordinator, Franklin Castañeda, journeyed through JKNP to check the last 5 camera traps still in place and to determine any new evidence of jaguars and other wildlife in the area.

Luckily enough, one camera trap captured the first photograph of a jaguar in Jeanette Kawas…and it’s a female! Considering the increase in hunting of jaguars by cattle ranchers in this area due to conflict, this camera trap photograph is a bit of good news for the jaguars of Honduras, as any sign of potentially breeding females indicates possible growth of the country’s jaguar populations.

On the heels of this discovery, Panthera was awarded a $25,000 grant from the USFWS Wildlife Without Borders- Latin America and the Caribbean Program to support our scientific work in Jeanette Kawas National Park, including conducting more scientific surveys, partnering with JKNP authorities to assess how the park’s wildlife is protected and improve efforts where needed, and working with local ranchers to mitigate human-jaguar conflict.

For more information on Panthera’s jaguar corridor project, click on story link.
bigcatrescue.org

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Oak Harbor residents spot large feline

OAK HARBOR — Several people at Covenant Harbor Retirement Center called police Thursday just ...

FWC seeks good homes for unwanted nonnative pets

For immediate release: January 8, 2010Contact: Jenny Tinnell, 850-926-0128   FWC seeks good homes ...

14 Year Old Tigress Found Dead 5 Days After Mauling Man to Death

BHOPAL: Barely five days after it mauled a man to death, an old tiger ...