The study takes place near the northern coast of the state of Yucatan in Mexico. From disturbed and pristine deciduous tropical forest to lowland, seasonally flooded, coastal forest, the land is either privately owned, community owned or government managed.
Each Zona on the map below will have camera traps sited in it for a period of four to five weeks.
Data will be assembled and analyzed after the field season (February through June) to estimate population density of jaguars in the region and to determine potential next steps in developing long-term partnerships among stakeholders for land and wildlife conservation.















map courtesy of, and © PRONATURA Peninsula de Yucatan

Click below to view sample photgraphs and brief descriptions from each of the study zones.
Zona 1: Rancho El Zapotal; a former ranch now owned by PRONATURA PENINSULA de YUCATAN
Zona 2: Ejidos Nuevo León, El Limonar, Nuevo Tesoco and Santa María Pixoy; a series of community-owned properties. Some portions are used for agriculture and cattle raising.
Zona 3: Ejidos Santa María Pixoy and Tekal Nuevo; the Ejido Tekal Nuevo lies within the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve Buffer Zone.
Zona 4: Ejido Tekal Nuevo and Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve.

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