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Sky Island Coffee Break: Stories of Water, Mountains, and a Jaguar in The Borderlands
October 7, 2021, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
In March 2021, University of Arizona researcher Ganesh Marin discovered a jaguar while looking through the photos taken by a remote camera trap in northern Sonora. This jaguar, a male named El Bonito, is a juvenile — and his presence has been widely celebrated by environmentalists, reminding us all of just how far this rare cat species is able to move and how close they are to the United States.
Join us Thursday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. PDT to hear more about El Bonito and learn about the ongoing jaguar research being done in northern Sonora. UA researcher Ganesh Marin, our guest presenter, will share the obstacles currently facing jaguars and other highly mobile species, including the need to preserve the main corridors that connect wildlife populations between the U.S. and Mexico.
Marin will also talk about how researchers are trying to solve conservation challenges in Sonora — as well as describe how exciting it was to discover a jaguar (and other species) on their camera traps.