Save the Jaguar 5K at the Palm Beach Zoo

August 15th, 2018 by

Walk or run just join in the fun! Last year close to 500 people participated in the Save the Jaguar 5k at the Palm Beach Zoo. The first race in the Big Cat series, net proceeds help fund the Zoo’s partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society, directly supporting the preservation of Madidi Tambopata Landscape, one of the most important protected areas in Bolivia, with significant populations of threatened wildlife species with large spatial requirements like the Jaguar. This remote part of Northwest Bolivia just might be one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth with close to 1080 bird species( 11% of the world’s birds species), 920 species of bats, 300 types of fish and 12,000 plant varietals and counting.

Jaguar in Madidi National Park, Bolivia

Jaguar in Madidi National Park, – photo by Mileniusz Spanowicz, courtesy of World Wildlife Society

Despite support by the WCS, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Disney Worldwide Fund, the Bolivian government and others, the area still faces challenges due to large infrastructure projects, oil exploration, and mining.

This year the Save the Jaguar 5k Presented by Jaguar Palm Beach takes place on September 1st at the Palm Beach Zoo. To learn more about the Save the Jaguar 5k Presented by Jaguar Palm Beach visit the link below.

Save the Jaguar 5k 2018 – Register

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