Protecting the Jaguar

Jaguars are slowly disappearing before our very eyes. The third-largest cat in the world can be found throughout the Americas, but habitat loss and human conflict have put the jaguar population in danger of extinction. In fact, it’s estimated that only 80 wild jaguars roam the Sonoran Desert today, where they once were the top predator.

It is our responsibility to ensure land for these jaguars and other predators to roam freely. That’s where Project Wildcat comes in.’s signature program works with ranchers along the US./Mexico border to create a safe wildlife corridor in this critical region, allowing all predators (and prey) freedom to roam, while protecting the ranchers’ cattle and land.

Thanks to donors like you and in collaboration with the Northern Jaguar Project, there are now 58,240 acres of protected wildlife corridor and is considered “jaguar-friendly.”

In addition, your donations have enabled Project Wildcat to create a new program to protect jaguars from being killed by ranchers trying to protect their cattle.

With the help of veterinarian Dr. Cassaigne, this new program teaches ranchers how to change to a synchronized cattle breeding management program. Jaguars only prey on calves less than a year old and not older/larger cattle. Therefore, by limiting calf births to a period of only a few favorable months, it reduces calf losses from these seasonal predators.

With your support, we will continue to recruit and engage ranchers in the area to sign “no-kill” agreements and participate in our synchronized breeding program while Project Wildcat facilitators continue to educate the local public about the importance of conserving the natural habitats and wildlife that surround their homes. Our mission is to teach humans how to successfully live side-by-side with wide-ranging carnivores like jaguars and we couldn’t do it without your help.

Sign for Rancho San Francisco prohibiting hunting