Happy #International Jaguar Day (November 29)! Jaguars are found in the wild in the Americas. Historically, jaguars ranged as far north as Monterey Bay and today live primarily in Central and South America. Their habitat is threatened by deforestation and development. With only 64,000 jaguars alive in the wild today, jaguars are a species threatened with extinction. Habitat loss, encroachment, and poaching are the greatest threats to jaguar survival.
The United States helps protect jaguars through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), an agreement among 183 parties to ensure that international trade in animal and plant specimens does not threaten their survival in the wild. Learn more here https://cites.org/eng