ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS for Carnivore Conservation and Management
PRIMERO CONSERVATION Is an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico to create a management model for natural resources and private ranch lands that will eliminate lethal predator control and compliment social and economic development and higher education.
PRIMERO CONSERVATION works on approximately 420 sq km— 11 ranches that are
Conservation Management Units (UMA) designated by the Mexican Federal Government, located southwest of Nacori Chico, Mexico. Our Jaguar Team is composed of vaqueros and science specialists working side by side.
JAGUARS are perhaps the most powerful cultural icon for wildlife and wildlands in Latin America. They are also umbrella species in that the maintenance of jaguar populations requires the conservation of large areas of habitat, which protect an immense diversity of other species. Jaguars face severe problems, primarily related to direct illegal killing throughout its range and habitat loss and fragmentation.
Los Cuatro Gatos de Granados. Project WILDCAT in Sonora, Mexico.
In May 2015, GreaterGood.org (GGO) began the Predator Conservation Program to protect predators in the Sky Islands Region in Sonora, Mexico. Together with Primero Conservation, an Arizona based nonprofit corporation, Project WILDCAT was started on on five private ranches and an ejido (communal land) near Granados in the northernmost jaguar breeding population. This area is in the Río Bavispe valley just north of the Northern Jaguar Reserve and 100 miles south of the Arizona border. In November, ranchers signed conservation agreements and wildlife biologist Memo Galaz placed wildlife cameras in prime habitats in foothills thornscrub, the northernmost habitat of the New World tropics.