Often, the persecution of predators like jaguars (Panthera onca) is blamed – at least in part – on livestock depredation: jaguars kill cattle, and hence people kill jaguars. But what happens when there are no cattle? In areas where human communities do not rely on livestock for their livelihoods, would they be more tolerant of jaguars? That is the question that Jillian Knox and her co-authors set out to answer.
Hello everybody, I hope you all had a great holiday season! I spent the holidays working on a new article for StoneAgeMan, which is now online. It’s about how archaeologists excavate sites.
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.
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.
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…