Fourteen Latin American Countries Reaffirm Commitments to Jaguar Conservation

On March 1, while big cat supporters were preparing for World Wildlife Day, delegates from 14 Latin American countries met at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The objective of this Jaguar 2030 High-Level Forum was to strengthen jaguar (Panthera onca) conservation. As the declaration from the Forum states, jaguars have lost 50% of their … More Fourteen Latin American Countries Reaffirm Commitments to Jaguar Conservation

The Demand for Jaguar Teeth in China Continues to Imperil Bolivia’s Jaguars

I have previously shared two stories about the increased jaguar (Panthera onca) poaching that is occurring in Bolivia as a result of the demand for jaguar parts in China. The most recent of these articles, released in February of 2016, claimed that one man was arrested before shipping 105 jaguar teeth to China – the … More The Demand for Jaguar Teeth in China Continues to Imperil Bolivia’s Jaguars

Journey to Belize: Backfilling, Profiling, and a Close Encounter of the Feline Kind

This post continues the retelling of my recent trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. The remainder of this series is located in the Travel category of this blog. The names of some individuals in this post have been changed to respect their privacy. Following yesterday’s unexpected lab … More Journey to Belize: Backfilling, Profiling, and a Close Encounter of the Feline Kind

Alan Rabinowitz and Steve Winter to Discuss Jaguars Live on 12/19

There is an exciting event coming up that you will not want to miss. On Tuesday, December 19, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz and Steve Winter will be talking about jaguars on Facebook Live. The discussion will take place at 12:30 pm EST. Dr. Rabinowitz is one of the world’s foremost experts on jaguars. He was one … More Alan Rabinowitz and Steve Winter to Discuss Jaguars Live on 12/19

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