After removal of wall in Arizona, jaguars reestablish their habitat on the border

Rate this post

Following the removal of the illegal container wall placed by former Arizona governor Doug Ducey on the border with Sonora, a wild jaguar was photographed twice, in March and May 2023, on federal trails in the Huachuca Mountains in the south of the state. .

"These images show that, despite so many obstacles, jaguars continue to reestablish their habitat in the United States and Mexico," said Russ McSpadden, conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity (CDB).

The activist noted that this is a wonderful reminder that these big cats move great distances across the border and how important it is to protect their biological corridors.

According to the CDB, this is the second jaguar detected in the Huachuca Mountains since 2016. The first was a young male named Yo'oko, jaguar in Yaqui, a specimen that was later photographed dead in Sonora in 2018.

The other jaguar observed in recent years is El Jefe, which roamed the Whetstone and Santa Rita Mountains between 2011 and 2015. El Jefe was observed in 2022 on a trail camera approximately 193 kilometers south in Sonora

The Center for Biological Diversity added that the seven-year gap between detections illustrates how elusive jaguars can be and how far they can migrate.

In December 2022, the CBD asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work on reintroducing jaguars to New Mexico and designating much broader critical habitat in New Mexico and Arizona.

You can also read: Arizona dismantles improvised wall on the US-Mexico border


Author Profile

Nathan Rivera
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nathan Rivera, a dedicated journalist who has had the privilege of writing for the online newspaper Today90. My journey in the world of journalism has been a testament to the power of dedication, integrity, and passion.

My story began with a relentless thirst for knowledge and an innate curiosity about the events shaping our world. I graduated with honors in Investigative Journalism from a renowned university, laying the foundation for what would become a fulfilling career in the field.

What sets me apart is my unwavering commitment to uncovering the truth. I refuse to settle for superficial answers or preconceived narratives. Instead, I constantly challenge the status quo, delving deep into complex issues to reveal the reality beneath the surface. My dedication to investigative journalism has uncovered numerous scandals and shed light on issues others might prefer to ignore.

I am also a staunch advocate for press freedom. I have tirelessly fought to protect the rights of journalists and have faced significant challenges in my quest to inform the public truthfully and without constraints. My courage in defending these principles serves as an example to all who believe in the power of journalism to change the world.

Throughout my career, I have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for my outstanding work in journalism. My investigations have changed policies, exposed corruption, and given a voice to those who had none. My commitment to truth and justice makes me a beacon of hope in a world where misinformation often prevails.

At Today90, I continue to be a driving force behind journalistic excellence. My tireless dedication to fair and accurate reporting is an invaluable asset to the editorial team. My biography is a living testament to the importance of journalism in our society and a reminder that a dedicated journalist can make a difference in the world.