Jaguars welcoming care of species (8)
I believe the answer is:
Here is my best explanation:
'species' is the definition.
'jaguars welcoming care of' is the wordplay.
'jaguars' becomes 'etypes' (E-Type is a type of Jaguar car).
'welcoming' indicates putting letters inside (in sense of 'inviting in').
'care of' becomes 'co' (c/o can mean 'care of' when addressing mail).
'etypes' placed around 'co' is 'ECOTYPES'.