Reactive statement on jaguars
Increased commitment by Parties to eliminate jaguar poaching, trafficking and online trade at CITES CoP19
© Rogério de Castro Duarte e Silva / WWF-Brazil


Increased commitment to eliminate jaguar poaching, trafficking and online trade

21 November 2022: Today, a new series of decisions aimed at eliminating  jaguar poaching and trafficking, including online trade, were approved by the Parties at CITES CoP19. The decisions call for enhanced stakeholder engagement and collaboration, the establishment of conservation corridors, strengthened cooperation mechanisms, increased investments into the conservation of the jaguar, including its habitat, and raising awareness about the importance of this apex predator, its ecological role, and the threats it faces.

Additionally, a meeting of jaguar range States to identify opportunities for regional cooperation and resource mobilization will be convened, and a long-term system for monitoring illegal killing and trade of jaguars and other key aspects related to jaguar conservation will be established.

“WWF commends Parties for the adoption of these decisions and is ready to support governments, stakeholders, and local communities towards their effective implementation,” said Sandra Petrone, WWF’s Mexico coordinator of priority species.

For more information, please contact:

Marsden Momanyi:  / Tel: +254 719784872

Monica Echeverria:  / Tel: +1 (202)378 33 96 (English and Spanish)