Jaguar Trax (1995)
Shot in Costa Rica’s Talamanca mountain range, Jaguar Trax is an entertaining, fact-based tale that teaches the value of rainforest biodiversity while encouraging sustainable use practices. The 45-minute film follows two protagonists, a high school student who spends her summer working on a rainforest documentary, and her science teacher, who visits Costa Rica and learns about sustainable agriculture in the rainforest.
Over 300 people contributed to the production of this film, both in the US and in Costa Rica, where films crews worked with local agricultural organizations and the indigenous Bri Bri people. Talented American and Costa Rican actors worked closely with narrator Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet’s The Jeff Corwin Experience to make this production.
Major supporters for Jaguar Trax include Costa Rica, The Kellogg Foundation/EARTH University, and Environmental Education Fundraisers, Inc.