Diana Hadley's "Northern Jaguar Project: Protecting the World’s Northernmost Jaguars"
Northern Jaguar Project
Renowned for their power, strength, beauty and grace, jaguars once roamed across much of the southern United States. Today, these magnificent predators are vanishing throughout the Americas. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the US/Mexico borderlands. Removed from their historic northern range by poaching and habitat fragmentation, jaguars have all but disappeared from the US portion of their former territory, yet they still persist just south of the international border in Sonora, Mexico. Jaguars are known to cross from Mexico into the US, but how many, and what is the impact of border wall construction? This beautifully illustrated presentation, by Diana Hadley, features Sonora’s 55,000 acre Northern Jaguar Reserve and provides information on the Northern Jaguar Project’s work.
Diana Hadley is a founding member and president of the Northern Jaguar Project (NJP), a bi-national non-profit dedicated to preserving the northernmost breeding population of jaguars on the continent. She is an environmental historian who retired from the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona as associate curator of ethnohistory. The former operator of a cattle ranch in Cochise County, her interest in resolution of livestock wildlife conflicts led her to involvement in jaguar conservation. Currently, she assists NJP in management of the 55,000-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve, which provides a safe-haven for jaguars and other wildlife in a remarkably biodiverse portion of the Sierra Madre foothills in Sonora, Mexico, only 120 miles south of the international boundary.