Should we Reintroduce Jaguars to the United States?

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.

Review of Connect with Nature

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.”

Fall 2021 Updates

This has been a crazy year. As you may recall, in my last post (which I had to take down due to ‘friendly encouragement’), I stated that my AmeriCorps term with the Montana State Parks wasn’t going well. In fact, it was going so poorly that I quit. When I did so, Parks staff in western Montana learned about my situation, and…

The World’s Most Wanted Leopard: The Best Wildlife Film you Probably Haven’t Seen

Two years ago, a follower recommended a film to me called The World’s Most Wanted Leopard. Produced by South Africa’s Ginkgo Agency, it documents photographer Adrian Steirn’s quest to document a rare Caucasian leopard in Azerbaijan: a small country in Southeastern Europe. The World’s Most Wanted Leopard immediately became one of my favorite wildlife films.