Gov’t, conservation group partner to protect jaguars
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the world’s leading wildcat conservation group Panthera Corporation aimed at conserving jaguars in Guyana.
Guyana is the latest country to partner with Panthera in a regional effort to conserve the species and facilitate genetic flow between important jaguar habitats, the ministry said in a press release.
The jaguar is the country’s national animal.
The MOU also provides a framework for research and surveys on jaguars, public education on the behaviours of these cats and the examination of economic opportunities associated with jaguar conservation. Initial works under the agreement will focus on research, education and identifying opportunities for jaguar conservation and related tourism activities.