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Jaguar Killings on the Rise

Posted on October 6, 2016 by in The OFI Blog



Ricardo Moreno, a Research Associate with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and director of the Yaguara Panama Foundation, recently reported to the 20th Congress of the Mesoamerican Society for biology and Conservation that at least 26 jaguars have been killed in this year alone. Between 1989 and 2014 at least 230 have been killed; those killing the jaguars include tour guides and livestock owners.

To read more about Moreno’s report, check out a recent article on the STRI blog here.