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WCC 2020 Res 090 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Regional Office for South America
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
Meso and South America
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Asociación para la Conservación, Investigación de la Biodiversidad y el Desarrollo Sostenible ( SAVIA ) / Bolivia
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2021-2025 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessEnvironmental education and awareness-raising activities aimed at adults, young people, and children in communities in protected areas’ influence zones have been very important por Jaguar actions and continue long term.Completed
Field activitiesThe SAVIA Foundation of Bolivia is a counterpart of the Operation Jaguar Project, which is driven by the Dutch Committee of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-NL) in Bolivia, Suriname, and Guyana1. The main objective of the Operation Jaguar Project is the conservation of the Panthera onca species, emphasizing major threats, especially in relation to habitat loss, poaching, and trafficking of its parts. The goals of the Operation Jaguar Project was to achieve greater knowledge about key aspects of the state of the jaguar in Bolivia and the dynamics related to its hunting and trafficking; to achieve greater support and empathy towards the figure of the jaguar and wildlife by authorities, society in general, and international organizations; to support the strengthening of control systems and the judicial body; and to have an impact at the continental and international level, in order to induce or promote more extensive and forceful joint efforts for the protection of the jaguar and achieve a tacit reduction of major threats, especially global trafficking. The Project has prioritized training actions around Jaguar and Wildlife, aimed at park rangers from protected areas, officials from the Public Ministry and Judicial Body, municipal technicians, among other diverse actors. SAVIA is part of the Jaguar Alliance Network, a coalition of private and academic institutions formed in 2018 with support from the General Directorate of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (DGBAP), with the aim of supporting the actions of this official body in favor of protecting Jaguar and biodiversity1. Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
The results of the investigation show the interconnection between jaguar trafficking and other serious crimes in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Suriname. In addition, they show how the illegal trade of this species involves various routes from Latin America to China. The investigation reveals that the illegal trafficking of fangs, bones, and other parts of jaguars is linked to other serious crimes such as the sale of tropical wood, illegal gold mining, human trafficking, drug trafficking or money laundering carried out by criminal networks in Latin America and Asia. Researchers have detected two of the most powerful jaguar trafficking networks in Suriname, called “SA1” and “SA18”, which are run by criminals from China. The purpose of the investigation is to reveal the mechanisms and structure of the entire criminal supply chain, with special attention to illegal suppliers of wildlife products, traders, transporters, and sellers in China.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Several challenges are involve in the conservation of the Jaguar, that include: Habitat loss and fragmentation, human-jaguar conflict, Illegal wildlife trade, Lack of coordination. These challenges had required coordinated efforts from governments, organizations, and communities to ensure the protection and conservation of this species.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
FundraisingFrom the South American Regional Office, we are promoting the development of new projects that strengthen the actions already implemented, particularly with the TRAFFIC initiative.
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