Operation Jaguar - South AmericaTo protect jaguars in the Americas, we are helping to fight the growing threat of illegal wildlife trade
The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) was founded in 1989 to support charities working towards a just, healthy and green world. The lottery raises funds for its charities and publicizes their work.
With the Postcode Lottery, your zip code forms your lottery number. That means you and your neighbors can win together. There are now 3 million participants in the Postcode Lottery. Participants have the chance to win hundreds of thousands of prizes each month and support 148 charitable organizations with at least 40 percent of their ticket price. Since the Postcode Lottery was founded, more than 7.3 billion euros have been donated to people and nature. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and many other organizations receive support each year.
The Postcode Lottery and the Friends Lottery form the Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen. These lotteries are included as a Dutch tradition on the Inventory of Intangible Heritage (UNESCO) list. The format of the Postcode Lottery is also active in Great Britain, Sweden, Germany and Norway. The Charity Lotteries together with the lotteries in these countries are the third largest private funder to charities in the world.
Operation Jaguar is a three-year joint project of IUCN NL, IFAW and Earth League International and is made possible by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Operation Jaguar aims to tackle jaguar poaching and illegal trafficking in Bolivia, Suriname, Peru and Guyana by exposing criminal networks, building investigation and prosecution capacities and preventing poaching before it happens by securing jaguar habitats.