Panthera is an international organization that is devoted to the conservation of the world’s 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Panthera partners with local and international NGOs, scientific institutions, local communities, governments around the globe. In Belize, they study, research and protect Jaguars and other animals in the Cockscomb basin. This unique sanctuary in southern Belize covers an area of about 150 square miles of tropical forest and is the world’s only Jaguar Preserve. According to the Research Biologist for Panthera Belize, Emma Sanchez the population of Jaguars is stable.
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve was declared a Forest Preserve in 1984 and a Jaguar Preserve in 1986.