Jaguar Laws- Did You Know?
Did you know that the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) has listed jaguars under Appendix I. Appendix I focuses on species that are threatened with extinction. International trade involving the jaguar or its parts can only occur in exceptional circumstances and permits and certificates must be obtained.
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has classified jaguars as endangered on their Endangered Species Act. This act is relevant only in the Unites States. The United States-Mexican border wall is and will impact the jaguar population, as well as other species, immensely. The wall, like all borders and boundaries, will block animal migration between their viable habitat. There is a project focusing on protecting jaguars across their entire range by creating corridors to keep them safe.
Celebrate World Jaguar Day on April 10th!