Sustainable and conservation tourism is a special niche in the travel industry, and there is no better way for someone interested in those areas to spend their vacation time. Such tours and trips allow one to get closer than ever to the places and animals that they care about while all of the while enjoying time off in great fashion. One such great option is the Darien Gap Jaguar Expedition which is operated by Legends of The Wild, and gives the participants a chance to be actively involved in research while also getting to view scenic areas not offered anywhere else in the world.
This is the type of thing that the organization Wild Ark is looking for as they continue to bring link-minded conservationists together for the cause. Mark and Sophie Hutchinson are the founders of Wild Ark who have been teaming together for a while in order to make a difference in the world around them. Hutchinson leverages his roots which started deep in Sydney, Australia, in order to work on securing a future for the non-humans who matter just as much.
The Jaguar Expedition is a 10-day journey into the wild of Panama armed with the mission of capturing and collaring one of these beautiful jaguars with a GPS system which will help track and protect it. The jaguar is the only panther in the Americas, and as such it is the only species in the region which is able to roar to announce its royalty. That will be one way that the guides will help locate the animal, and once that is complete tourists will be able to assist with the care, fitting, and subsequent testing of the electronic device that is placed on the feline.
There is much work to be done in Panama (and elsewhere) in order to assure a safe future for the jaguar which is endangered in most parts and even listed as critical in some locations. A good portion of the price of the adventure will also go towards helping the cause, and so it is a win-win situation for all involved.
To learn more, please visit http://wildark.com/.