CANCELED: Lunch Lecture: Recent History of Borderlands Jaguars
April 8 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pmFree
This is CANCELED. Please contact Ana Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico are the only locations in the United States where jaguars have been sighted in the past twenty years. In late 2016, one jaguar was in the Huachuca Mountains and the other in the Dos Cabezas. Earlier that year a video surfaced of a third jaguar in the Santa Rita Mountains. The video caused an international sensation, but that jaguar hasn’t been seen since. Although the Huachucas’ jaguar came to a bad end in Mexico, its return there was biologically significant. Meantime, the Dos Cabezas jaguar has persisted south of Willcox. This presentation will examine how the presence of these endangered species in the region pose unique challenges for wildlife and land managers, and how they are even more popular among the general public trail camera technology.
Speaker: Mark Hart–Arizona Game and Fish Department