They capture two jaguars in the ‘Gran Calakmul’ region 


The images of two jaguars prowling the region of “Gran Calakmul” have moved users on social networks. They were captured by camera traps! 

CAMPECHE.- In the middle of the “Gran Calakmul” reserve, the largest in the Mexican territory, two jaguars were captured by camera traps installed in the place. 

The video was shared by the Ministry of the Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Energy (Semabice), in the BalamKi and BalamKu state reserves. 

In the images, the two animals are seen on a rock in the middle of the second largest jungle reserve, after the Amazon, very close to the cameras, interacting with each other and very passive. 

Said video highlights the importance of the jaguar conservation project through the Balam Beh initiative, with which it is intended to implement a biological transit corridor for the feline that goes from Calakmul to the Laguna de Términos. 

According to the second National Jaguar Census, carried out in 2018, there are 4,800 wild specimens in Mexico. In the region of Gran Calakmul (Calakmul, Balam Kú, Balam Kin) and Laguna de Términos, there are up to 600 jaguars. 

Reserve “Gran Calakmul” 

The Secretary of the Environment (SEMARNAT), María Luisa Albores, presented the “Gran Calakmul” region, which will have a total of 1.5 million hectares and will be the second largest terrestrial tropical forest reserve in the world after the Amazon, in Brazil. 

She explained that with the Sembrando Vida reforestation program, the natural protected areas and the conservation areas decreed from the initiative of this train, from 2019 to 2030 it is estimated that there will be a mitigation in the area of 33.07 million tons of dioxide carbon. 

She added that the new natural protected areas around the project are the Mayan Train Biological Corridor, Nueva Uxmal, the Puerto Morelos Mangrove and the El Jaguar protected natural area. 

In Mexico, the jaguar is found from the southeast to the Rio Grande in the Gulf and in the Sierra Madre Occidental on the Pacific coast, up to the border with Belize and Guatemala. Currently, the States where the most important jaguar populations are found are Campeche, Chiapas and Quintana Roo. 

 Source: La I Noticias