Over his two-year stay, Rabinowitz developed plans to establish a forest sanctuary that would be free of the jaguar's principal enemies--not deadly fer-de-lance snakes or other large predators, but loggers, poachers, and cattle ranchers, all of whom had their reasons for wanting to see jaguars disappear from the region. Although he was successful in convincing the Belizean government to authorize the Cockscomb preserve, Rabinowitz writes in the afterword to this revised edition of Jaguar (first published in 1986), the jaguar haven came at a cost to Mayan people who lived in the area and were forced to relocate. His memoir will be of great interest not only to admirers of the jaguar, a magnificent animal by any measure, but also to students of international ecological issues. --Gregory McNamee
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Belize, jaguars, or wildlife in general.
This is a fascinating story of a zoologist who, in 1983, went into the rain forest of Central America to study the jaguar in its native habitat. "On Dec.
The book is also a remarkable story about the animals and people of the rainforest, who we get to know through Dr. Rabinowitz's exciting narrative.
This book had me enthralled. The story itself is interesting and without saying anything related to the story i have to say it is scintillating. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jonner
A most interesting account of Alans struggle and commitment to saving the Jaguar. This could be replicated for almost every wild species that need our help. Read morePublished 6 months ago by harborview
Spellbinding adventure! Highly recommended for those who are passionate about wildlife conservation. We love this book and recommend it to all our friends.Published 8 months ago by VisionQuestress
I picked this as a "Common Reading Program" book for a college whose mascot is "The Jaguar," but they haven't selected it yet.... Read morePublished 15 months ago by KatrinMarx
Very interesting book about one mans effort to save jaguars in a 3rd world environment. A great read for a true story.Published 18 months ago by Travis Hallam
This was an incredibly intriguing story. Rabinowitz blends his own narrative with scientific information about jaguars. Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Maag
I got this for my husband, who is not big on reading. He has been engrossed in it ever since.Published 19 months ago by southingtonian
I do missionary work in Belize and this book wanted me to hop the next plane back. It's an easy read and even those not familiar with the country will enjoy the scenic... Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by Linda C SMITH
Rabinowitz is extraordinary...his depiction of the Mayan culture in Belize is right on. The jungle is exceptional, and seeing for myself the great spaces that the Jaguar and... Read morePublished on September 15, 2009 by T. Toma