I am afraid that I have reached that point in the semester at which multiple papers are due at once. Therefore I do not have much time to write original material for this site. However, I have found an important post that deserves reblogging.
It would seem that jaguar killings are on the rise in Panama, largely as a result of human-wildlife conflict. White-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari), an important prey animal for jaguars, are also in trouble.
The original post describes these findings in much more detail, and discusses what can be done to aid Panama’s jaguars. It also contains an intriguing video of two scientists setting up camera traps in the jungle. The footage is not long, but it provides a window into what it is like to conduct field work in the Panamanian rainforest. Be sure to check it out!