November 29

International Jaguar Day

 
 
 
 



 
 


 
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© Gregoire Dubois

 

International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival from Mexico to Argentina.

Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the centuries-old cultural heritage of Central and South America.

 
 
 
 
  A young indigenous man in Honduras painted as a jaguar.  © United Nations

A young indigenous man in Honduras painted as a jaguar. © United Nations