A groundbreaking study was just released in the journal Biological Conservation. Written by Thinley et al. (2018), it deals with the ecosystem services provided by tigers (Panthera tigris) to villagers in Bhutan. The authors found strong evidence that the presence of tigers near villages can limit both crop and livestock losses. At its core, this … More The Presence of Tigers Near Villages can Reduce Crop and Livestock Losses
For the past several months, I have been recounting my experiences in Belize last summer – when I participated in an archaeology field school and then traveled around on my own to learn about jaguar conservation. The last post in this series saw the end of the archaeological portion of my journey. Before moving on … More What I Learned Through an Archaeology Field School
March 3, 2018 will be World Wildlife Day. Since 2013, the United Nations has set aside this day to celebrate the earth’s extraordinary biodiversity – and to call attention to the threats to that diversity. This year’s World Wildlife Day will focus on big cats. As the UN has pointed out, big cats are … More World Wildlife Day 2018 to Celebrate Big Cats
A video of a jaguar hunting a caiman in the Pantanal (National Geographic, 2013).