ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1972 (foreign list only); 1997 (United States)

CRITICAL HABITAT: 764,207 acres, or 1,194 square miles, of critical habitat designated in 2014

RECOVERY PLAN: None; forthcoming recovery plan announced January 2010

RANGE: North from Argentina to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, where a small population continues to live

THREATS: Habitat loss, federal predator control, and construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall

POPULATION TREND: A loosely estimated 30,000 jaguars are left in the wild today, most in the Amazon basin with perhaps 4,000 in Mexico including 50 to 100 in the province of Sonora.



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