Biological corridors set to protect the Jaguar in Mexico

Measures,like creating biological corridors and protected areas, are tightened to protect jaguar, an endangered species.

The statement was issued by the Alliance WWF-Telcel, the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the Institute of Ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Alejandro del Mazo, CONANP head, said that the conservation of jaguar is a priority for the Government, while the creation of new protected areas is part of the strategy to meet international goals to which the country is committed.

The successful conservation of jaguars needs further protected areas and biological corridors of some four million hectares to keep populations related, said sources to the media.

These areas will also contribute to the protection of a large biological diversity while preserving environmental resources like water and forest diversity.

Gerardo Ceballos, researcher at the Institute of Ecology at UNAM, said that jaguars are endangered in Mexico as a result of habitat destruction and poaching.


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