Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Arizona
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Arizona Project

Arizona Jaguar and Ocelot Conservation Outreach Project

January 2013 - June 2015


Participating Agencies

  • Arizona Game & Fish Dept.

Jaguars and ocelots are of interest to the general public at many levels, and provide an excellent outreach opportunity. Pinau developed a powerpoint program on jaguars and ocelots, and another one on the four cats of Arizona (jaguar, ocelot, puma, and bobcat) and she presented these programs at special events and at community locations around southern Arizona. She gave 5-10 presentations per year to places like meetings of the Audubon Society or Sky Island Alliance, and at nature festivals, for example. She also gave presentations as the local zoos and other venues. Pinau also wrote a couple popular magazine articles on jaguars and ocelots. Pinau discussed issues related to the endangered status of jaguars and ocelots, and their conservation in Arizona and Mexico.