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Jaguar protection program

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AES Panama is supporting the conservation of wildcats in Panama, in alliance with Yaguara Panama Foundation through their project “Conservation of wildcats and prey species through public-private partnerships and human-jaguar conflict management in Panama." This project is supported by the GEF (Global Environmental Facility) and other private companies, in support of UNSDG 15 to protect life on land and halt biodiversity loss.

Panama is part of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, the second most important of 25 hotspots in the world for species diversity and endemism. This project will generate global environmental benefits by restoring critical habitat and increasing connectivity along the isthmus from Chagres National Park to Darien National Park, ultimately contributing to the conservation of endangered species such as the jaguars. It will secure the future of many threatened and endangered species in one of the most ecologically diverse regions of the world. The project will also contribute directly to improved management of approximately 600 hectares for globally significant biodiversity and ecosystem services.

The long-term solution and systems transformation proposed under this GEF Project involves promoting wildlife corridors; mainstreaming biodiversity conservation in environmental offsetting efforts; mainstreaming anti-predation measures in livestock management to reduce human wildlife conflict; and robust jaguar-centric monitoring and data systems that contribute to region-wide conservation targets.


Conservation of endangered species such as the jaguars


Yaguara Panama Foundation