New Video Released of a Wild Jaguar in the United States

I have exciting news to share! The Center for Biological Diversity just released a new video of a wild jaguar (Panthera onca) in the United States. Many people are not aware that jaguars are native to the US. Their range once included parts of Arizona, New Mexico, California, Texas, Louisiana, and possibly more (Alanen, 2015; … More New Video Released of a Wild Jaguar in the United States

“Savage Jaguars:” New Paper Explores Portrayals of Jaguars in 20th Century Nature Writing

How we talk about wildlife matters. The words we use to describe a species can provide insight on how we feel about it – which in turn can reveal clues about how our cultures view such creatures. But it is not a one-way street: our words can also change how our societies conceptualize wildlife. A … More “Savage Jaguars:” New Paper Explores Portrayals of Jaguars in 20th Century Nature Writing

New Study Released About the Human Dimensions of Jaguar and Puma Conservation

A new study has recently been completed by Monica Engel, Jerry Vaske, Alistair Bath, and Silvio Marchini. It describes research conducted in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened forest ecosystems in the world, and it examined the relationship between two important factors: attitudes towards jaguars and pumas and the acceptability of killing … More New Study Released About the Human Dimensions of Jaguar and Puma Conservation

Reflecting on Two Years of The Jaguar and its Allies – Belatedly

July 2, 2017 marked the two-year anniversary of The Jaguar and its Allies. But since I was in Belize I missed the date, and for the past month I have been focused on recounting my experiences there. As such, I am just releasing the anniversary post now. As with this blog’s one-year anniversary post, I … More Reflecting on Two Years of The Jaguar and its Allies – Belatedly

The Journey Begins

It is now only four days until I leave for Belize. For those who are not aware, I am traveling to Belize to take part in an archaeology field school. I will be in the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management area from May 22 – June 19, taking part in archaeological excavations and studying Belizean culture. … More The Journey Begins

How Bullfighting Breeds of Cattle can Save Jaguars

One of the most significant threats to jaguars comes from human-jaguar conflict. In other words, people often kill jaguars in order to protect livestock. While the total number of cattle killed by jaguars is often low in comparison to other causes of death, it is not evenly spaced. This means that some ranchers lose a … More How Bullfighting Breeds of Cattle can Save Jaguars