We’re now one week into 2021, and The Jaguar and Allies’ sixth full year of operation. In this post I’m going to briefly look back over 2020, and then describe what’s on the horizon for myself and this blog.
On July 15, 2020, my AmeriCorps crew and I didn’t return to the area that we’d been working at for the past several days. Instead, we headed for a new location.
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.
I’ve just published my first ‘real’ article since pre-COVID times! It’s another piece for Rob Nelson’s StoneAgeMan, and it’s about – appropriately – the Stone Age.
Just as I was wondering if I should continue this blog, I received an awesome message from Anna Hansen of sparpedia.dk! She said that she loves my site, and wanted to feature it in Sparpedia’s list of Top Zoo and Wildlife Blogs of 2020!
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.