Are jaguars an endangered animal?
February 01, 2017 12:20AM
Only a small population of jaguars in the United States is endangered. The species, as a whole, is listed as "Near Threatened."
Yes, the Jaguar is considered endangered. The Jaguar is listed on the IUCN Red List as "near threatened" with the population "decreasing". While the Jaguar is also listed, as "endangered" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Endangered Species List. It is also listed with CITES and protected under their Appendix I, which means they can't be traded commercially. For more details, please see sites listed below.
Another view: The jaguar is an endangered species in the U.S., but this species has never been common in the northern part of it's range. The jaguar population does seem to be decreasing in areas where it is still fairly common. The species as a whole is considered near threatened, and more must be done to keep the jaguar from having it's status downgraded to endangered throughout it's range.