NATIONAL JAGUAR STRATEGY
A collaboration effort was initiated, between WWF, academia (ADeKUS) and NGOs (ACT, NeoWild) to work towards the development of a National Jaguar Strategy. This has led to the development of a National Jaguar monitoring survey project that will be executed in 6 pilot sites across the jaguar corridor in Suriname. It is expected that this monitoring survey will be the first of its kind in Suriname bringing together local experts, using a common methodology and approach. It is expected that this survey will provide baseline data to be used to inform the national Jaguar strategy hoped to be developed.
The national jaguar monitoring promotes the participation of local communities where we have been able to receive formal agreement to participated from the communities located in the Deep South (Curuni and Sipaliwini). These communities are most critical for the pilot implementation phase of the project. In June 2020 interest was shown by Panthera/CI to join in the efforts to support this national jaguar monitoring, where additional equipment and expertise were offered to support this monitoring. It is expected that an MOU will be signed in 2022 between WWF and Panthera and ADeKUS and Panthera respectively to facilitate this added support.