Jaguars once lived as far north as the Grand Canyon, but habitat loss, overhunting and killings in retaliation for livestock losses drove these big cats from much of their native range. Today a small, fragile population of jaguars is fighting for survival in Mexico, and occasionally crossing the border and offering hope for the permanent return of jaguars to the U.S.
Your adoption helps Defenders' work to ensure jaguar habitat remains healthy and intact, and provides vital support for our work with communities and governments to protect jaguars in the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico.
All donations support our work to protect and restore the wildlife and wild places you care about.
Named "America's Best Wildlife Charity" by Reader's Digest, Defenders of Wildlife has been a leading innovator in developing the most effective ways to conserve imperiled wildlife and wild lands for over 65 years. Your adoption donation will immediately be put to use where it is most needed to achieve these goals.