The “jaguar corridor” is a historic link that runs from Mexico all the way down the spine of Central America, crossing the inhospitable wilderness of the Darian Gap, through Colombia and into the Amazon basin – the last stronghold of the species. Colombia links Central America to the rest of South America; zooming into the country brings you to the Serranía de San Lucas, a high and isolated tract of biodiverse forest that conservationists say is vitally important if jaguars are to have longevity as a species. But the forest is also rich in much more than biodiversity, creating widespread illegal gold mining that has disturbed its forests and polluted its waters. Read the full story at mongabay.com.
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