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Protect the Jaguars of Sky Island

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Help fund field studies and research to preserve the jaguar's fragile habitat.

Straddling the border between the United States and Mexico, the diverse ecosystem of the Sky Islands region lies at the intersection of temperate and tropical climates. The unique environment is one of the few remaining North American homes to the jaguar, and plays host to other majestic animals like the ocelot, Mexican wolf, black bear, and coyote.

The territory of this incredible, biodiverse region is disappearing at an alarming rate. While some tracts of land are being preserved, for animals like the jaguar, connected and continuous wildlife corridors are key. These big cats need room to roam in order to find water, food, and shelter so long-term, healthy populations can thrive.

The need to research Sky Islands is imperative. Field expeditions into little-studied, remote areas help identify and document important information about the jaguar, ensuring their habitat is secured for generations to come.

You can help. Your gift sends scientists into the field, helping the Sky Island Alliance collect information used to set priorities for conservation and restoration projects and making real, positive change happen on the ground.


Report from the Field
2013 Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment (MABA)
November 2013

GreaterGood joined the Sky Island Alliance on the 2013 Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment (MABA) into the Sierra La Púrica to study this unknown mountain range. Thanks to your support, the team was able to collect many records to help expand knowledge of the area and its unique array of species, including the jaguar.

Your donations have helped develop a better understanding of Sky Island's jaguar population. Camera traps set up by Sky Island Alliance have provided invaluable information about the movements and well-being of jaguars, including a rare sighting in Arizona this year. As an apex predator, the jaguar's presence provides an overarching view of the region's health.


Sky Island Alliance is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. They work with volunteers, scientists, land owners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity. Since 1991, Sky Island Alliance has become a leader in conservation policy, grassroots organizing, and achieving on-the-ground results throughout the Southwest.


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