Moreover, since the study is taking place in the interior of the jaguar range and not on the fringe of it, Teer says "... it meets the basic prerequisite of a population-level study and thus can lead to sustainable use management." The bottom line here, of course, is the possibility that a hunting program for jaguar will eventually be opened, along with a relaxation of international prohibitions against jaguar trophy shipments. Hunting is important to jaguar conservation because the big cats currently have no economic value, and they are being exterminated throughout their range by ranchers.
If you want to get in on this project - and enjoy a fascinating jungle experience - contact Dave Hanlin by phone at the number listed below. Current darting plans call for the re-collaring of some cats and the capture and release of new ones.