Black Jaguar—Black Velvet Dress with Faux Fur Collar
Fallen Angels Jewelry
Hair by Salon Fluxx, Rozalyn Polecastro & Joe Paciorek Make-up by Karen Koenig, Frances Mullozzi, Leticia Carrillo, Molly Lindenberger Photos by Jonothan Mackoff/Alberto Gonzalez/Paul Audia Model: Yuliana
The number of jaguars has declined over the last 100 years mainly because humans have slashed and burned many of their homelands in Central and South America; new cities are being built, and the forests and grasslands are being cleared. The destruction of the jaguar's habitat from logging and cattle ranching as well as having to compete with humans for food has brought a large decrease in its population. One of the problems experienced by the Jaguars is when the grasses that help hide them are dying because of smog problems. Hunting, the jaguar is usually chased by dogs until it runs up a tree or until it is cornered on the ground, then it is shot. In the past 50 years, we caused more damage to our planet than by all previous 200,000 years of mankind. Deforestation has decreased jaguar's habitat 65%. Only 600 estimated wild black jaguars are left.