Systematizing Jaguar Wildlife Trade Data to Prepare for 21st Century Jaguar Conservation in the Amazon
Mariana Da Silva Loayza
In response to an emerging, yet already significant, threat to jaguars in the Amazon, Mariana worked to collectively systematize jaguar specific wildlife trade data from across the region. She documented the extent of the international trade in jaguar teeth, claws, paws, genitalia and whiskers. Her work provided a reliable summary data on legal cases, seizures, advertisements and press articles that can demonstrates the relevance and scale of this threat. This will be crucial to further position the importance of generating support for the necessary collective and coordinated conservation responses, both at a regional level and at country levels in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.