Brazilian Jaguars in Danger
Although the Pantanal is Brazil’s best-preserved biome, jaguars occupy just 47%, and the effective size of the population is estimated at less than 1,000 individuals. Hunting for retaliation, preventive, and recreational purposes is the main problem leading to the reduction of these jaguars.
Protection Through Ecotourism
Holtzman Wildlife Foundation is considering making a grant to Sustentare, the US branch of Mario Haberfeld’s Onçafari in Brazil—an organization working to protect the endangered jaguar using ecotourism to teach the value of wild animals and diverse ecosystems in Brazil.