Animal rights and the conservation of the jaguar in México

Jaguar
Jaguar

 

AUTHOR: Ángel Daen Morales García. Former Student Máster in Animal Law (2nd.Ed. online)

RECEPTION DATE: April de 2018
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2018
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center

ISSN 2462-7518

The Jaguar (Panthera onca) is a fundamental species for the ecosystems in which it interacts. Nevertheless, this species is in danger of extinction in México, due mainly to; hunting, habitat loss and the lack of suitable public policies for it´s conservation. Because of the importance of this species, the National Alliance for the Jaguar Conservation “Alianza Nacional para la Conservación del Jaguar (ANCJ)”, has united experts to structure actions for the short, medium and long-term conservation of the species. Within the conservation guidelines for planning actions, the Master Daen Morales, vicepresident of “Biofutura A.C.” and Master in animal law and Society (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona), heads the area of justice and public politics. He and the group of lawyers of Biofutura, have managed to have a high impact on the protection of this feline through animal laws. The group of lawyers have been faced in environmental trials against people who have harmed this species, achieving favorable sentences and resolutions cementing the foundations of environmental and animal justice in Mexico. They also have directly confronted environmental lawsuits against people who have harmed this species, achieving favorable sentences and resolutions that have laid the foundations for environmental and animal justice in Mexico. They have also influenced the creation of public policies and initiatives to restructure the ban on this feline; protect the jaguar and its culture and give guidelines for conservation based on animal rights. 

 

KEYWORDS: animal law, conservation, jaguar, Mexico, environmental law.

 

 

 

 

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