Tucson Audubon Society: Borderlands Jaguars
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
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, two jaguars were present in the region, one 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 Huachacucas jaguar came to a bad end in Mexico, its return there was biologically significant. Meantime, the Dos Cabezas jaguar has persisted south of Willcox since. 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 have made even more popular among the general public trail camera technology.
All activities (unless otherwise noted) for the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival will be based out of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 520-881-4200.
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm
- Free with Festival Registration
- There is a registration fee of $20 per person to assist in covering the administrative costs of the festival.
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Presentation