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.
Here’s a guest post from Monica Heft of Animal Creative Facts! In this post, Monica summarizes many of the key points that have led to jaguars becoming endangered or threatened in many of their range countries.
While Livestock guarding dogs (LGDs) do prevent human-wildlife conflicts in some cases, not many studies have examined how LGDs affect wildlife species beyond just the creatures that might prey on livestock. That’s where Beth Smith comes in.
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.
I’m thankful to live on a planet with so many extraordinary animals – including jaguars – and that there are people working hard to conserve them. This year, I’m especially thankful to Jaguar USA and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) for teaming up to raise money for jaguars on International Jaguar Day.
This is a special post, and one that I’m excited to share. It’s a Q&A with Dr. Shari Wilcox: Texas Representative at Defenders of Wildlife, and an expert on wild felid (cat) conservation in the United States-Mexico borderlands. Our conversation focuses on a species of cat called the ocelot.
I’ve just learned that the Chester Zoo, the most visited zoo in the United Kingdom and a major supporter of conservation projects around the world, is in trouble. They’ve been hit hard by COVID-19, and they need our help to survive.