Red List- Did You Know?
Did you know the IUCN Red List has listed jaguars as near threatened with a decreasing population? The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species was founded in 1964 to give a comprehensive global conservation status of biological species. The list goes from best to worse so to speak. The scale is: 'not evaluated' (NE), 'data deficient' (DD), 'least concern' (LC), 'near threatened' (NT), 'vulnerable' (VU), 'endangered' (EN), 'critically endangered' (CR), 'extinct in the wild' (EW), and 'extinct' (EX). They determined in August 2016 that the jaguar is near threatened. They also claimed that the jaguar population is decreasing. Although these facts are a couple years old, it takes a few years to gather this data. With that being said, this statistic was taken prior to the Amazon Fires of 2019, so their population could be even worse then this status. It is believed that there are around 15,000 jaguars left in the world, including both the wild and in managed care.
Celebrate World Jaguar Day on April 10th!