Jan 15 2007
The end of december 2006 JAGUAR/FORD MOTORS CARS presented a cash award to be used to help with their work on Jaguars
Stefanie Powers, actress and conservationst came to Costa Rica and to Wildlife Rescue Center La Marina to present this award.
This money will be used to help start building new enclosures for these endangered animals. However more money will be needed to finish this project. Any contributions would be greatfully appreicated.
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Acknowledgements were given by Jaguar Conservation Trust's lead consultant, actress and conservationist Stefanie Powers who, together with Jaguar North America selected the winners and administered the awards. "Jaguar is possibly the only major corporation that has dedicated itself to the preservation of the very species from which it derives its name," comments Powers. "I am very pleased to be associated with Jaguar as it continues to build a program that will have a far reaching effect on jaguar preservation."
The 2006 Jaguar Conservation Trust grant recipients are:
· Belize Audubon Society
Grant to reconstruct Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Center & install new displays. Award: $13,100
· Jaguar Shield
Grant to research innovative techniques to alleviate suffering of humans & jaguars in the Punta Gorda town of Belize's Toledo District. Award: $8,000
· Instituto Internacional en Manejo y Conservación de Vida Silvestre
Grant to study the integrated micro and macro aspects of habitat, food sources & migration of
Jaguars. Award: $11,445
· WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER LA MARINA FOUNDATION
Grants for the Center committed to the improvement of the jaguar's care including cages and habitat. Award: $14,600
· Asociacion Tercer Milenio
Grant for multi lingual education display in Yaxha National Park. Award: $15,000
Jaguar Cars was founded in 1921 and originally named the Swallow Sidecar Company. It was not until 1935 when the Jaguar name was first used on a production car and not until 1947 that the company became 'Jaguar Cars Ltd.'. The late Sir William Lyons, founder of the company, chose the name 'Jaguar' as it signified feline grace and elegance, combining docility with remarkable power and agility
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NORTH AMERICA JAGUAR AWARDS EFFORTS TO CONSERVE THE JAGUAR IN COSTA RICA
PRESS RELEASE: This original was in spanish. This is a rough copy translated. For original spanish please ask .