(video) Jaguars are a wild cat species native to the Americas. Globally, the species is listed as Near Threatened (IUCN Red List) with steadily declining populations. In the United States, jaguars have been nearly extirpated.
Tashka Yawanawa (ICP and Yawanawa Community leader, Acre, Brazil) and Ernesto Olmos (ICP and Artist, Oaxaca, Mexico) work within their local communities as well as internationally to bring an Indigenous voice to jaguar conservation.
In Jaguars: A Nexus for Biocultural Renewal, Yawanawa and Olmos share the ancient and sacred knowledge of the jaguar.