The Presence of Tigers Near Villages can Reduce Crop and Livestock Losses

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

What I Learned Through an Archaeology Field School

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

The Top 5 Mistakes Visitors Make While on Safari

For the past few weeks, I have had the distinct pleasure of following Sam Hankss: a London-born safari guide living and working in Africa. Sam writes about his life and adventures on his blog, The Life of a Safari Guide, where he also shares his incredible photography. Sam’s blog has quickly become one of my … More The Top 5 Mistakes Visitors Make While on Safari

The Demand for Jaguar Teeth in China Continues to Imperil Bolivia’s Jaguars

I have previously shared two stories about the increased jaguar (Panthera onca) poaching that is occurring in Bolivia as a result of the demand for jaguar parts in China. The most recent of these articles, released in February of 2016, claimed that one man was arrested before shipping 105 jaguar teeth to China – the … More The Demand for Jaguar Teeth in China Continues to Imperil Bolivia’s Jaguars

People and Caracals in Namibia: Interview with Dr. Aletris Neils of Conservation CATalyst

A little while ago, I had the distinct privilege of being able to sit down with Dr. Aletris Neils. Dr. Neils is the Executive Director of Conservation CATalyst, the big cat conservation group behind the groundbreaking video of El Jefe that became a media sensation in February, 2016. They were also featured in an article … More People and Caracals in Namibia: Interview with Dr. Aletris Neils of Conservation CATalyst

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