When I started learning about jaguars in the United States, no one was talking about reintroducing them. Last year, however, a team of researchers published a paper called “The case for reintroduction: The Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the United States as a Model.” What follows is a discussion about the idea of reintroducing jaguars to the U.S., based (loosely) on that article.
When you think about nature, does it feel like something “out there,” or more like a close friend? This might seem like an odd question, but as Dr. Les Higgins explains in his new book – Connect with Nature – maintaining a close relationship with the natural world is, “One of the best things you can do for yourself, others, and planet Earth.”
Hi everyone, here is my obligatory – and characteristically late – New Year’s update. This one’s different though, because this might be the last New Year for The Jaguar and Allies.
The term “coexistence” gets thrown a round a lot, but what does it mean? More importantly, how do we achieve coexistence as it pertains to wildlife? That’s what Dr. Silvio Marchini and his co-authors sought to determine in their recent paper.
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.