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Acronyms

AGFD Arizona Game and Fish Department
AZ Arizona
BJDP Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project, affiliate of Intergral Ecology Research Center for collaborative conservation of jaguar at extent of its range in Arizona.
BRI Borderlands Research Institute for Natural Resource Management, Sul Ross State University in Texas
CEDES Comision de Ecologia y Desarrollo Sostenible: Sonora’s Commission de Ecologia y Desarrollo Sostenible A Mexico National Institute
CITES Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna, as amended (1973, as amended in 1979)
CONANP Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas: Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Areas collaborates with the national government which provides funding to these 173 areas: 67 national parks, 41 biosphere reserves, 35 flora and fauna protected areas, 5 natural monuments, 8 protected areas of natural resources, 18 sanctuaries.
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all know living organisms.
ESA Endangered Species Act, as amended 1973
IUCA The World Conservation Union (prev. International Union for Conservation of Nature)
JAGCT Jaguar Conservation Team of Arizona – New Mexico
JAGSAG Jaguar Scientific Advisory Group: habitat subcommittee of AZ-NM
MBG Malpai Borderlands Group: in southeast AZ is a grassroots, landowner-driven nonprofit organization attempting to implement ecosystem management on nearly one million acres of virtually unfragmented open space.
MOU Memorandum of understanding
MX or MEX Mexico
Naturalia AC Conservacion de especies y ecositemas Mexicanos; a non-profit that promotes the conservation of Mexico’s ecosystems and wild species through outreach, environmental education, and the development of field conservation activities.
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NJP Northern Jaguar Conservation Project: is a binational non-profit dedicated to protecting jaguars and their habitat revitalizing the northernmost populations by maintaining a protected core reserve.
NM New Mexico
NMDGF New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
PCO Primero Conservation Outfitters is an LLC hunting and consulting organization recognized by Pope & Young Club for outstanding conservation working with collared peccary, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, and wild cats.
PHVA Population and Habitat viability Analysis is a species-specific method of risk assessment.
P&Y Pope & Young Club is North America’s leading bow hunting (club) and conservation organization for responsible bow hunting by promoting quality, fair chase hunting and sound conservation practices.
PROFEPA Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (Mexico’s Federal Ministry for Environmental Protection)
RFP Request for Proposal
SAGARPA Secretaria de Agrecultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alamentacion (Mexico): Mexican Ministry of agriculture, livestock, rural development, fishing, and food.
SCB Society for Conservation Biology is an international professional organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving the Earth’s biological diversity.
SCI Safari Club International, protecting hunting freedoms and promoting global wildlife conservation, is the largest and most active big game hunting organization worldwide.
SEDUE Secretaria de Desarrollo Urbano y Ecologia (Mexico’s Secretariat of Urban Development and Ecology)
SEMARNAT Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Mexico’s Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources)
SIA Sky Island Alliance is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island of the southwest US and northwest MX
SWCC Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a non-profit organization for rehabilitation and sanctuary working in cooperation with AGFD on collared peccary housing and predator aversion study.
TX Texas
UMA Unidad de Manejo para la Conservacion de Vida Silvestre.
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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