El Aribabi; wildlife conservation and tourism

Sonora, Mexico: El Aribabi Conservation Ranch, northern Sonora; jaguar conservation, science, & tourism business support

This privately owned 10,000-acre ranch is only 2 hours from the U.S. border, and is an important linkage connecting the vast wilderness of the Sierra Madre Occidental to the southern wildlands of the United States. The area is home to jaguars, ocelots, cougars, and bobcats—“cuatro gatos”—in all, over 30 threatened and endangered species. Supporting Carlos Robles and his family through eco-tourism is key to encouraging other ranchers to protect the cats on their lands, and implement similar conservation efforts.  



Click map to view in Google mapsIMPORTANCE:

  • Eco-tourism
  • Science-tourism & citizen science 
  • Hunting-tourism
  • Private land conservation project
  • Endangered wildlife  


  • Tourism: visit Aribabi (see below) to support the conservation work
  • Funds: for restoration of habitat, and to build remote cabins for recreation rental
  • Skills: tourism business planning and marketing assistance; communications assistance 

There are numerous tour companies offering natural history and outdoor exploration trips to El Aribabi. Check our News and Join Us pages for updates on expeditions and opportunities to join in at El Aribabi.


GALLERY of images from past safaris and expeditions