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February General Meeting – Northern Jaguar Project

General Meeting – Online Presentation

February 16, 2024 – 7:00 PM

Via Zoom

“Northern Jaguar Project”

Presented by Roberto Wolf

The Northern Jaguar Project (NJP) is a binational non-profit organization that works in Sonora, Mexico to preserve and recover the world’s northernmost breeding population of jaguars. With the help of its Mexican partners, NJP manages the 56,600-acre Northern Jaguar Reserve, the 125,000-acre Viviendo con Felinos ® (Spanish for “living with felines”) program, and an environmental education and community outreach program, all in the municipality of Sahuaripa, in central-eastern Sonora. The strengthening of this known breeding population in Mexico might allow the jaguars to recover their historic distribution range and re-establish a permanent population in the United States.

Roberto A. Wolf Webels has been dedicated to animal care since childhood when he volunteered at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. After studies in philosophy and veterinary medicine, he held curatorial positions at Africam Safari Zoo in Puebla, Tamatán Zoo in Tamaulipas, and served as the director of fauna at El Nido Bird Sanctuary in Ixtapaluca. Roberto participated in conservation advisory groups for the Mexican and U.S. governments related to the Mexican gray wolf, ocelot, and California condor. With an emphasis on wolf reintroduction, he worked for SEMARNAT (Mexico’s federal wildlife agency) and CONANP (Natural Protected Areas Commission), including experience with binational conservation in Sonora. As executive director since 2021, Roberto continues the Northern Jaguar Project’s work to create cooperative solutions for the conservation of jaguars.

Please join us for this fun-filled program. The meeting room opens at 6:30 PM, join us to socialize prior to the 7:00 PM meeting.

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