One of the most troubling developments for jaguars (Panthera onca) in recent years has been the resurgence of the illegal trade for their body parts. While the word “illegal” might imply actions done in secret, a new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) suggests that sometimes, this illicit trade takes place on the ‘front pages’ of the internet.
A cat-related story is sweeping the internet, and it involves a country that you might not think of as being home to big cats: Turkey. A rare subspecies of leopard that was considered extinct in Turkey for 45 years has just been filmed there.
The environmental news outlet Mongabay recently published a fascinating article about jaguars. It features, shockingly, good news regarding conservation. Written by journalist Sarah Brown the article, details how conservationists are using tourism and education to help reduce illegal killings of jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal.
A new study has just included jaguars as one of the 20 most important large mammals to restore.
As you may recall, the Center for Biological Diversity recently petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reintroduce jaguars to the U.S. They’ve now released a list of frequently-asked questions (FAQs) to accompany their petition.
P-22, the mountain lion (Puma concolor) who served as an ambassador for urban wildlife, was euthanized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on December 17, 2022.
You know something important happened if I’m posting for the first time in 10,000 years. Remember how, back in April, I wrote that no one was seriously talking about reintroducing…
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.