Financing difficulties faced by the Costa Rican state universities for developing their research programs led us to obtain joint efforts and find the best and most effective fund raising strategies to support the Jaguar Program and the Genetics Program carried out by Universidad Nacional and the University of Costa Rica, respectively, for the conservation and preservation of jaguars.
One aspect that makes our project special is the fact that it is based on an initiative of the private sector, which has been aware of the current needs in the research and conservation fields.
We believe that it is fundamental to inform all those persons and companies from different sectors about our purpose in the hope of raising interest about the work that is being done and promoting their commitment with the environment through their contribution to the donation program that we have established in the Jaguar Foundation.
The collaboration that we may obtain will exert a positive impact and will enable us to comply with the intended objectives for the continuity of the research programs and the scientific work developed by the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC).
The lack of information about the ecology of jaguars in the tropics constituted one of the main reasons that motivated research work about this endangered species. The main approach that emphasizes the relevance of jaguars relies on the fact that their presence is an indicator of a healthy forest, which guarantees the existence of prey that constitutes the daily diet of jaguars; therefore, the food chain in their habitat is not altered.
The current vulnerability of the jaguar has spurred the interest of different sectors in conserving and preserving the species. There are currently no accurate figures concerning the number of jaguars existing in Costa Rica; however, there are important data about individuals being monitored in the different conservation areas.
One aspect that requires special attention for the preservation of the species is to know for sure whether management in the conservation areas is optimal. Proper management would result in an increase in the population of the species in our country, which in turn would have positive repercussions at Central American level. One of the variables that stand out in the research area is the study of the genetic diversity of jaguar populations in Costa Rica. Data collection has been difficult due to the decrease in population as a result of the alteration of their habitat, which exerts a direct impact on the scarcity of their prey and hunting.
One of the variables that stand out in the research area is the study of the genetic diversity of jaguar populations in Costa Rica. Data collection has been difficult due to the decrease in population as a result of the alteration of their habitat, which exerts a direct impact on the scarcity of their prey and hunting.
The Jaguar Program is a research program attached to the International Institute for Wildlife Conservation and Management (ICOMVIS) program of the Universidad Nacional (UNA) of Costa Rica. The Jaguar Program aims to the leadership in the generation and transmission of knowledge for the conservation of the jaguar(Panthera onca), the cougar (Puma concolor) and preys associated to their natural habitats...
In 2005, researchers from the University of Costa Rica became interested in knowing the status of the jaguar populations in the country. In doing so, the need arose for obtaining more genetic information, since most of the existing data were morphological and ecological. This is how we started to get benefits...
In 1973, studies about the status of vulnerability of jaguars indicated that this was an endangered species in the American continent. In Costa Rica, their wild populations have been drastically reduced in the past decades due to the alteration of their habitat and indiscriminate hunting...
There are multiple initiatives that seek to obtain the help and participation of people and companies from different sectors for achieving their goals. We believe that it is necessary to offer a list of reasons to provide transparency to our work, which will allow you to have better criteria once you decide to be part of our donation program.
Initiative of the Costa Rican private sector for supporting the protection and conservation of jaguars.
Efforts are destined to research programs from Costa Rican state universities.
Donations are tools for the field and laboratory work of researchers.
- The Jaguar Program and the Genetics Program are directed by Costa Rican professionals internationally recognized for their scientific knowledge.
The periodic monitoring of jaguar populations indicates the health of the forest.
Broader knowledge of the genetic diversity of jaguar populations.
Promotion of environmental education programs.
Prevention of the Jaguar-Cattle conflict, which represents the main cause of mortality of wild individuals.
We invite you to join our donation program. The Jaguar Foundation guarantees you that your contribution will be invested according to each one of the donation categories established by our specialists.
We, the Jaguar Foundation, wish to express our deepest thanks to the contributors who, like us, have believed in the importance of supporting the efforts of the State Universities for the conservation and preservation of jaguars. In this sense, we emphasize our thanks to Motores Británicos S.A., who donated a CAN-AM 250-c.c. four-wheeler to the Jaguar Foundation in December 2014, which has become a valuable support tool for researchers from the Universidad Nacional during their long field trips at the Santa Rosa National Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Likewise, we wish to thank BAC San José S.A. for joining our program since its beginning, as well as the new contributors, to whom we guarantee proper and efficient handling of the funds they have provided for the Jaguar Foundation. To all of you, thank you very much! The Jaguar Foundation
Leave your Mark is a program that facilitates making donations for purchasing equipment required by the researchers from the Universidad Nacional and the University of Costa Rica. Researchers and their assistants have established the donation categories according to the characteristics of the equipment they need. Your donation becomes our work tool!
This is an invitation to all those natural persons or legal entities wishing to support the efforts of the Jaguar Foundation through their donations made via wire transfer to the Jaguar Foundation accounts indicated below. The amount of the contribution is voluntary and it is established by the person making the donation. Thank you very much for your contribution!!
Our affiliation program makes it easier for any natural person or legal entity to contribute temporarily or permanently to the needs of the research programs promoted by the Jaguar Foundation. We have set up an affiliation form where you can indicate the information about the contribution you wish to provide in terms of the amount of the contribution and the time of affiliation you may establish as a contributor. Welcome to the Jaguar Foundation Affiliation Program!
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✎ June 2015. Jaguar Foundation four-wheeler