Hi everyone, here is my obligatory – and characteristically late – New Year’s update. This one’s different though, because this might be the last New Year for The Jaguar and Allies.
When I started learning about jaguars in the United States, no one was talking about reintroducing them. Last year, however, a team of researchers published a paper called “The case for reintroduction: The Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the United States as a Model.” What follows is a discussion about the idea of reintroducing jaguars to the U.S., based (loosely) on that article.
When you think about nature, does it feel like something “out there,” or more like a close friend? This might seem like an odd question, but as Dr. Les Higgins explains in his new book – Connect with Nature – maintaining a close relationship with the natural world is, “One of the best things you can do for yourself, others, and planet Earth.”
The holiday season is coming to an end, and I know I’m not the only one thinking, “Thank God.” This much cheer and time off work are intolerable for those of us who crave excitement, and we require a shot of adrenaline to preserve our sanity. I have just what you need.
The term “coexistence” gets thrown a round a lot, but what does it mean? More importantly, how do we achieve coexistence as it pertains to wildlife? That’s what Dr. Silvio Marchini and his co-authors sought to determine in their recent paper.
There’s been an exciting study making the rounds that actually has positive findings. The study, authored by Ceballos et al. (2021), was published in the journal PLoS ONE in October. It found that jaguar populations may actually be growing in Mexico.
This has been a crazy year. As you may recall, in my last post (which I had to take down due to ‘friendly encouragement’), I stated that my AmeriCorps term with the Montana State Parks wasn’t going well. In fact, it was going so poorly that I quit. When I did so, Parks staff in western Montana learned about my situation, and…
Here’s a guest post from Monica Heft of Animal Creative Facts! In this post, Monica summarizes many of the key points that have led to jaguars becoming endangered or threatened in many of their range countries.