Planning to Save a Species: the Jaguar as a Model

  title={Planning to Save a Species: the Jaguar as a Model},
  author={Eric W. Sanderson and Kent H. Redford and Cheryl Chetkiewicz and Rodrigo A. Medell{\'i}n and Alan R. Rabinowitz and John G. Robinson and Andrew B. Taber},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Abstract: International conservation planning at the end of the twentieth century is dominated by coarse‐filter, supra‐organismal approaches to conservation that may be insufficient to conserve certain species such as the jaguar (   Panthera onca). If we are to retain broadly distributed species into the next century, we need to plan explicitly for their survival across their entire geographic range and through political boundaries while recognizing the variety of ecological roles the species… 
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