Finding and Implementing

Alternative Conservation Solutions

SONORA, MEXICO
 

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
 

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.

 

RIVER OTTERS

NEOTROPICAL RIVER OTTER populations extend into the this wild region in the Rio Yaqui Watershed. There is very little known about these animals in this area and even less about their conservation needs. Primero Conservation is currently monitoring and surveying for these elusive otters along the Rio Bavispe and Rio Aros.

WORKING LANDSCAPES
 

IN PARTNERSHIP with GreaterGood.org, we are working directly with ranchers in Sonora to reduce carnivore conflict by improving ranch management methods that decrease livestock killing by carnivores. We believe that conservation work must be done to benefit the local economy and local people to effectively benefit the environment and wildlife.

HABITAT RESTORATION
 

RESTORATION PROJECTS span Arizona, New Mexico, and Sonora. Working on rangelands, desert riparian ecosystems, and dryland watersheds to increase wildlife habitat while improving forage. We approach restoration projects with holistic methods that are guided by long-term habitat goals.

CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT

IN COLLABORATION with like-minded organizations, we help fund, implement, and manage conservation projects. By collaborating, we can share knowledge and expertise and expand on-the-ground conservation work. We proudly work with ranchers, landowners, conservationists, environmental groups, and students to complete conservation objectives that span political and ideological boundaries.