It is with deep appreciation that we thank the estate of Richard G. Buckley for the generous bequest that has supported our Jaguar Conservation Fund granting program. Over the past 13 years, the gift has allowed us to issue 42 grants for jaguar conservation projects in 13 countries. We’re proud of the more than $130,000 that has been sent directly to the field to help safeguard and conserve jaguars through habitat protection, conservation education, community involvement, and collaboration with other conservation partners and organizations.

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


2015 Awards

Continued analysis of jaguar density across a gradient of logging intensity in Northern Belize, Central America. 
Location: Orange Walk and Cayo districts, Belize, Central America

Mitigating jaguar-livestock conflict in western Paraguay through rancher and community participation. 
Location: Paraguay – Dry Chaco and Pantanal 

Viviendo con Felinos: Next Steps Living with Felines 
Location: Sonora, Mexico


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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