The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) just released a worrying article. Apparently leopards (Panthera pardus) are also being killed in large numbers to support the Traditional Asian Medicine trade. Big cats, especially tigers, have long been valued in Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM). The bones of such animals are believed to be able to cure practically everything, … More Leopards are also Being Killed for the Traditional Asian Medicine Trade
This post continues the retelling of my 2017 trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. The previous post is located here. June 23, 2017 was another eventful day. It was the day I moved to Belmopan Tiny Houses, and also when I met with Dr. Bart Harmsen of Panthera … More Journey to Belize: Success
Wildlife television is an important conservation tool. It can be highly educational, expose viewers to diverse ecosystems, and motivate people to care about far away creatures. Of all the natural history programs I am aware of, Wild Safari Live by WildEarth Media is the most powerful. WildEarth is the brainchild of Emily and Graham Wallington. … More The Enormous Potential of Wild Safari Live
A video of a jaguar hunting a caiman in the Pantanal (National Geographic, 2013).