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Curiosity saves the cat: Tourism helps reinvent the jaguar

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Mongabay (India)

Publication Date
2017-09-13

From villain to hero, the jaguar (Panthera onca) stands at the cusp of a radical overhaul in its public image. As the largest cat in the Americas, the species commands a dominant role in the food chain of its native Pantanal – a vast swathe of tropical wetland that encompasses parts of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Once hunted for its fur, the jaguar’s appetite for the abundant prey in the Pantanal has led it into deadly conflict with ranchers in recent decades, casting it as the stalking menace of livestock and livelihood in a region where much of the land is reserved for cattle rearing.

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https://news.mongabay.com/2017/09/curiosity-saves-the-cat-tourism-helps-reinvent-the-jaguar/