Jaguar Conservation Fund (JCF), a été fondé en juin 2002 par un groupe de chercheurs Brésiliens spécialisés dans l'étude du comportement du jaguar.
Its mission is “To promote the conservation of the jaguar, its natural prey and habitat throughout the species’ geographical range, as well as its peaceful coexistence with man, through research and conservation strategies”.
The largest part (48%) of the jaguar’s geographical distribution, which extends from northern Argentina to the southwestern United States, lies within Brazil. However, although nationally considered endangered, until the founding of the JCF, there were few programs focusing on conservation of the species.
Today, JCF is the only NGO (non-governmental organization) dedicated exclusively to promoting the conservation of the jaguar. It is currently implementing scientific research in four Brazilian biomes (Amazon, Cerrado, Caatinga and Pantanal) and supports partner organizations in the Atlantic Forest.