Belize set aside land for Jaguar corridor

More than 7,000 acres of key jaguar habitat between Belize City and Belmopan, the capital of Belize, has been designated as a sanctuary for the embattled big cat, the conservation organization Panthera said yesterday.

Describing the sanctuary as “another huge step forward in the fight to save wild cats,” Panthera said the Labouring Creek Jaguar Corridor Wildlife Sanctuary was designated by officials as a protected area “and adds one more stretch of safe passageway to the species’ range.”