The Beast of the Jungle: Jaguars in Belize

Of all of the animals in Belize- the howler monkey, the puma or cougar, or the peccary- it is the jaguar that is the most visible, both as a national symbol for the nation and as a flagship species for conservation in the small Central American nation. Belize is the only one in the region in which English is its official language and a country in which a thriving ecotourism industry has driven conservation efforts to a scale beyond that of many Central and South American nations. Yet even in Belize, where it is protected from hunting, the jaguar- the … Continue reading The Beast of the Jungle: Jaguars in Belize