I have just read a study that was published last year in PLOS ONE. It examined the effects of road development on jaguar conservation in Ecuador, and found, not surprisingly, that more roads equal fewer jaguars.
Here is an edited version of the first, and likely last, story that I posted on Medium.com. It was a colossal failure, earning $0.00 despite getting 160 views in four days (not bad for my first entry on a site where I had zero followers at the time). Nevertheless, there is important content in this article, so I am re-blogging it for more views.
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.
Have you ever wondered what it means when people refer to the Stone, Bronze, or Iron Ages? I did, until I started working on my latest article for StoneAgeMan.
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.
Imagine you just experienced beauty so sublime that you were struck dumb: all reasoning processes shut down, and all you could do was stand and stare. Then imagine that you had to put that encounter into words. That is my task, as I attempt to review one of the best documentaries ever: Encounters at the End of the World.
I have exciting news: The Jaguar and Allies has been named a top 25 wildlife blog.
Last week I introduced a fascinating species: the fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus). Fishing cats are unique in that they depend almost entirely on water to catch their prey, and even…