Help me get to the Wild Cat Conservation Symposium!

Update posted by Sandra Ortiz On Apr 20, 2014

Hola everyone!

I am beyond overwhelmed by the amazing response and support I've received from you! My page has been live for not even a whole week and I am almost reaching 50%, whoaaa!! Gracias gracias gracias!

I really want to thank everyone for helping make this dream possible and I appreciate you believing in me and my project. I have raised enough funds so far to pay for full registration and accomodation and that will secure my participation in the Symposium. Just airfare to be covered now!

I am currently doing fieldwork (life cannot get any better!!) and a week ago, under a beautiful moon, we re-captured a beautiful male jaguar that we first collared a year ago.

I always think the best part of my job is watching jaguars run away and get deep into the jungle after I've reversed the anesthesia and we start following their signal with the GPS collar.

This is my first recapture and I must say it is the best feeling to be able to see again a jaguar and realize after a year, he is healthy, and well fed, moving a lot in his territory and mating! This boy was in heat and I am very hopeful he'll find himself a cute jaguar female to breed during rain season.

These moments in the jungle, being able to touch and care for a jaguar and keeping them safe is what drives me everyday to work on my research and developing the jaguar one health initiative. I wish everyone in Mexico would love and respect and appreciate jaguars the way I do.

Thank you again for your donations and for sharing my page with your friends and people who may be interested in supporting me.

More updates coming soon!


xoxo form the mayan jungle





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Thank you so much, every amount counts! Youll get a personalized thank you email from me.

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Muchas gracias! You get a personalized thank you email and a beautiful jaguar postcard.

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You get also a personalized thank you email, the jaguar postcard and the abstract of the research I will be presenting at the Symposium.

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Thanks a lot, this brings me closer to Costa Rica! Youll get the personalized thank you email, the jaguar postcard, the abstract of my research and a skype chat with me to let you know all about my project and jaguar experiences, ask away!

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Youre definitely a jaguar team supporter! You%92%92ll get the personalized thank you email, the jaguar postcard, the abstract of my research, the skype chat and your name on the acknowledgement slide of my presentation.

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Jaguar team super supporter! This one is a very special perk. You get all of the above, plus I live in paradise, Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean, and I want you to come visit this amazing place. As a thank you for your generosity I will offer you a 3 day, 2 night stay in my place, along with delicious vegan food for 2 people (accommodation and vegan meals on me, flight and ground transportation on your own).

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Please consider contributing to fund Sandra's very important research, important to both jaguars and people.

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