PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RECOVERY PLAN: 1990
RANGE: Southern Texas to northern Argentina
THREATS: Habitat loss, human activities, feral dogs and swine, coyotes, mountain lions, raptors, and bobcats
POPULATION TREND: Fewer than 100 individuals persist in the United States. The majority of ocelots are located in Texas’ Lower Rio Grande Valley, an area critical for NAFTA projects. Globally, this species’ population is declining.