The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is one of the most elusive animals on the planet. Dwelling in some of the most rugged terrain on Earth, few humans – even those who live in snow leopard territory – ever get to glimpse the “ghost cat of the mountains.” That’s what makes the following video footage so special.
A Facebook follower alerted me to an alarming issue that took place while I was in Colorado. War broke out between the nations of Azerbaijan and Armenia on September 27, which concluded in a cease-fire in mid November. During this time, illegal chemical weapons were used that could lead to much human and ecological suffering.
There’s an amazing event taking place on social media right now: Black Birders Week! Organized by #BlackAFinSTEM … Black Birders Week is showcasing the achievements, personalities, and passions of Black nature enthusiasts.
Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity! Created by the United Nations in 1993, Biological Diversity day was designated to celebrate the variety of life on Earth. Along those lines, here’s a cool story by Tara Lohan of The Revelator about crucial areas in the oceans that need to be protected.
In my last post, I mentioned that humpback whales were a conservation success story. This article from TIME gives more details. Written by Dr. Kirsten Thompson, it discusses humpback whales’ decline and recovery.
Here is a fascinating story that appeared in The Revelator last week. It was written by Melissa Gaskill, and it covers a fierce debate within the scientific community about the importance of trophy hunting.
For almost two years, eight cheetah conservationists have been detained in Iran, accused of spying. The researchers have been sentenced, and it is not good.
Here’s a cool post from Panthera, an international wild-cat conservation organization. Apparently, November is the Month of the Jaguar/El Mes Del Jaguar.