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.
This Q&A is with one of the first conservationists who reached out to me when I started this blog: Matthias Fiechter. At the time he was the Communications Manager for the Snow Leopard Trust, but now he’s a Media and Communications Officer for the IUCN.
Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the…
Researchers A. M. Lemieux and Nicholas Bruschi recently published an insightful paper about one of the illicit products being sold for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine: jaguar paste. They constructed “crime scripts” to determine how this substance is produced and traded, and to provide informed suggestions on how to curtail this alarming practice.
Here’s a disturbing story from National Geographic about a planned road that would slice through Florida panther habitat.
No Entry is a young adult novel about Yael: a 17-year-old girl who enrolls in a conservation-training program in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Yael learns that one of the rangers in her training program is involved in an elephant-poaching ring, which turns her world upside-down.
Record fires are sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, according to multiple news outlets.
I know you haven’t heard from me in a long time, but I had to pop back online to share this bit of news from The Revelator. In the midst of all the current threats to the natural world – including accelerated species extinction rates – the Trump Administration decided that this was the perfect time to gut the Endangered Species Act.