|The Arizona Game and Fish Department received two public records requests (on Dec. 9 and 10, 2012) for a draft Jaguar Collaring and Monitoring Proposal.
In response to the public records requests, we have posted the items below for any member of the public to view. For context, the document was a tentative (draft) funding proposal that was never finalized and was generated in anticipation of seeking funding for jaguar research along the border, for which as much as $50 million was to be made available for allocation from the Department of Homeland Security to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The original draft was generated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and dated Sept. 14, 2007. The Arizona Game and Fish Department worked on three subsequent edited alternatives. None of the three Arizona Game and Fish Department alternatives was formally conveyed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and all three remain unpublished agency draft proposals to date.
The e-mail chain and draft proposals are below for any member of the public to review.