Big 5s

Ginger Cassady

Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network

“Seeing a jaguar in the wild is an experience you’re unlikely ever to forget. The jaguar is unbelievably beautiful. They are magnificent hunters who embody the mystery and the majestic abundance of life found in the Amazon and other tropical forests of the Americas.

Ecologically, they are apex predators whose presence maintains healthy food chains and populations of other forest animals. They’re a key indicator species that really represents the health of the forest. But culturally and spiritually they are even more important as cosmological and ritual symbols for the indigenous peoples of the jungle.

Jaguars are in danger of extinction across much of their natural range and deserve the highest levels of habitat protection wherever they roam.”

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Photo by Flickr / Tambako the Jaguar

My Big 5

    Jaguar
    Sumatran Elephant
    Mountain Gorilla
    Sumatran Rhino
    Spirit Bear

Ginger Cassady

Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network

“Seeing a jaguar in the wild is an experience you’re unlikely ever to forget. The jaguar is unbelievably beautiful. They are magnificent hunters who embody the mystery and the majestic abundance of life found in the Amazon and other tropical forests of the Americas.

Ecologically, they are apex predators whose presence maintains healthy food chains and populations of other forest animals. They’re a key indicator species that really represents the health of the forest. But culturally and spiritually they are even more important as cosmological and ritual symbols for the indigenous peoples of the jungle.

Jaguars are in danger of extinction across much of their natural range and deserve the highest levels of habitat protection wherever they roam.”

Photo by Flickr / Tambako the Jaguar

My Big 5

    Jaguar
    Sumatran Elephant
    Mountain Gorilla
    Sumatran Rhino
    Spirit Bear

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