The Wildlife Conservation Society began the “Paseo Pantera” project in 1990. The name refers to a “biological corridor” of parks and protected areas that would span Central America’s length.
The white-tailed deer, American black bear and other predators would be removed from the area. They would not only protect the panther, which is the widest-ranging land mammal in North America, but a variety of other species that require unbroken expanses of habitat to survive. It would also assist in restoring environments and ecological systems such as watershed.