@natgeo @stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story across the America's. I've spent the last month setting camera traps in southern Arizona with @alexbraczkowski. Here is a video showing the landscape in which jaguars and other species such as coyotes, javelina and mountain lions in the USA live! You can see the beautiful mixed oak, ponderosa pine and Apache pine habitats where jaguars walk. Jaguars here use mountains so we've been setting camera traps as high as 9000 feet with the @uarizona Wild Cat Research and Conservation group who are studying jaguar genetics in the USA. It is important for us to keep habitat corridors between Mexico and the USA open for jaguars to cross, even across the US border wall. The last female jaguar in the USA was killed some 50 years ago but the new males recorded in Arizona give hope to the species! Song credit:https://www.youtube.com/c/NCMEpicMusic 9 days ago
My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats!
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