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Connecting Jaguar Populations for a Sustainable Future

Join us in creating a corridor for jaguars to thrive

Why we need a Jaguar Corridor

Watch this video to learn more about the importance of jaguars and the need for a corridor to connect their populations.

The Jaguar Corridor

The Jaguar Corridor connects two large jaguar populations in the Laguna de Terminos reserve (left on the map) and in the Calakmul, Balam Ku and Balam Kin reserves (right on the map). This boosts genetic diversity and helps jaguars move freely between reserves, crucial for their long-term survival.
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Our Partners

We are grateful to have the support of several organizations that share our vision for a sustainable future for jaguars. Our partners include
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Meet Our team

Our team is made up of dedicated researchers who are passionate about
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    Dr. Mircea Hidalgo
    Wildlife Biologist, Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    Biol. Alejandro Jesús de la Cruzo
    Site Analyst, Panthera México
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    Biol. Yaribeth Bravata de la Cruz
    Wildlife Biologist, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    M. Sc. Diana Friedeberg Gutíerrez
    Director. Panthera México
  • Meet Our team

    Our team is made up of dedicated researchers who are passionate about wildlife and forest conservation
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    Dr. Mircea Hidalgo
    Wildlife Biologist, Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    Biol. Alejandro Jesús de la Cruzo
    Site Analyst, Panthera México
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    Biol. Yaribeth Bravata de la Cruz
    Wildlife Biologist, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
  • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
    M. Sc. Diana Friedeberg Gutíerrez
    Director. Panthera México
    • Our Advisors

      We are grateful to have the guidance of several advisors who have provided invaluable support and expertise to our project. Meet our advisors.
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      M. Sc. Jocelyn Durán Murrieta
      Direction of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Bodiversity, SEMABICE Campeche
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      M. Sc. Angelica Lara Pérez Rios
      Secretary, SEMABICCE
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      Fernando Contreras Moreno
      WWF México
    • Our Advisors

      We are grateful to have the guidance of several advisors who have provided invaluable support and expertise to our project. Meet our advisors.
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      M. Sc. Diana Friedeberg Gutíerrez
      Director. Panthera México
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      M. Sc. Jocelyn Durán Murrieta
      Direction of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Bodiversity, SEMABICE Campeche
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      M. Sc. Angelica Lara Pérez Rios
      Secretary, SEMABICCE
    • Our Corporate Partnerships Team
      Fernando Contreras Moreno
      WWF México
      • Project in the News

        Stay up-to-date on the latest news about our Jaguar Corridor project.
        Here are some recent articles:

        The future of the jaguar in Mexico, is there hope
        The future of the jaguar in Mexico, is there hope?
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        Campeche seeks to protect the Báalam beh Biological Corridor
        Campeche seeks to protect the Biological Corridor
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        Logging puts Campeche Jaguars at risk
        Logging puts Campeche Jaguars at risk
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        The Research

        The Balam Beh corridor connects jaguar populations between Laguna de Términos and the region of Calakmul, Balam Ku and Balam Kin. A series of studies showed that these jaguar populations are threatened and that a viable jaguar corridor exists. 

        Hidalgo-Mihart, M.G., Contreras-Moreno, F.M., de la Cruz, A.J. and Juárez-López, R., 2018. Validation of the Calakmul–Laguna de Terminos corridor for jaguars Panthera onca in south-eastern Mexico. Oryx, 52(2), pp.292-299.

        Hidalgo-Mihart, M.G., Jesus-de La Cruz, A., Contreras-Moreno, F.M., Juárez-López, R., Bravata-de La Cruz, Y., Friedeberg, D. and Bautista-Ramírez, P., 2019. Jaguar density in a mosaic of disturbed/preserved areas in southeastern Mexico. Mammalian Biology, 98, pp.173-178

        Friedeberg-Gutiérrez, D.B., López-González, C.A., Lara-Díaz, N.E., MacKenzie, D., Jesús-de la Cruz, A., Juárez-Lopez, R. and Hidalgo-Mihart, M., 2022. Landscape patterns in the occupancy of jaguars (Panthera onca) and their primary prey species in a disturbed region of the Selva Maya in Mexico. Mammalia, 86(5), pp.483-496.

        Hidalgo-Mihart, M.G., Contreras-Moreno, F.M., Jesús-de la Cruz, A., Juárez-López, R., de la Cruz, Y.B., Pérez-Solano, L.A., Hernández-Lara, C., Friedeberg, D., Thornton, D. and Koller-González, J.M., 2017. Inventory of medium-sized and large mammals in the wetlands of Laguna de Terminos and Pantanos de Centla, Mexico. Check List, 13(6), pp.711-726.