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Woodland Park Zoo awards $10,000 annually to jaguar conservation projects, thanks to a generous bequest from a friend of the zoo. Projects that clearly demonstrate their objectives for the funding year will lead to positive outcomes for long-term jaguar survival have the best chance of receiving support. We especially seek projects that directly address conservation of jaguars through one or more of the following:

  • Habitat protection
  • Conservation education
  • Community involvement
  • Includes collaboration with other partners, including other conservation organizations


Application window is now closed

The 2015 Jaguar Conservation Fund small grant application window is now closed. The window for 2016 grants will open in the fall. If you have any questions regarding the fund, please contact Bobbi Miller at bobbi.miller@zoo.org. Thank you for your interest in the Woodland Park Zoo Jaguar Conservation Fund.



Video of a jaguar (possibly a pregnant female) captured with camera traps during study; this is the first documented evidence of a jaguar in this Nicaragua region in 20+ years. Credit: Paso Pacifico

2014 Awards

A Conservation and Landscape Genetic Approach to Assess Levels of Genetic Diversity and Connectivity for Jaguars (Panthera onca) Across the Central American Landscape. 
Locations: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, & Mexico 

Reducing Jaguar-Human Conflict in Nicaragua’s Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor through Incentives and Community-Based Monitoring. 
Location: Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor, Rivas Department, Nicaragua 

Jaguar (Panthera onca) Demography Across a Gradient of Logging Intensity in Northern Belize, Central America 
Location: Orange Walk and Cayo Districts, Belize, Central America


2013 Awards

Northern Jaguar Project - "Viviendo con Felinos: Community and Conservation Living with Felines"
Location:  Sonora, Mexico

Providing Solutions and Reducing Conflicts between Farmers and Big Cats in Costa Rica
Location: San Juan, Costa Rica

Environmental Education and Citizen Science to Survey Nicaragua's Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor for Jaguars, Jaguar Prey, and other Sympatric Predators
Location: Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor, Nicaragua


2012 Awards

Northern Jaguar Project - "Viviendo con Felinos: Community and Conservation Living with Felines"
Location:  Sonora, Mexico

S.P.E.C.I.E.S - "Jaguar-prey relationships in the Paraguayan Chaco: Applications for resolving human-jaguar conflict issues"
Location: Chaco Boreal, Paraguay-Bolivia

Wildlife Conservation Society Guatemala Program - "Reducing human-jaguar conflicts in the outskirts of the Maya Biosphere Reserve"
Location: Guatemala


2011 Awards

Identifying habitat corridors for four landscape carnivores (jaguar, puma, ocelot, bush dog) in interior Atlantic Upper parana forests
Location: Misiones, Argentina 

Wildlife Club for village school adjacent to Elijio Panti National Park
Location: Belize

Non-invasive Monitoring of Elusive Jaguars and Other Forest Felids 
Location: Belize



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