Yet Another Article Slams the Ecological Impacts of Trump’s Border Wall

Writer Stephen Leahy published an article on Motherboard last week titled, “Trump’s Border Wall Would Condemn US Jaguars to Extinction.” With this piece, Leahy joins the long list of authors decrying the environmental impacts of Trump’s disastrous plan. Leahy briefly goes over the history of jaguar conservation in the United States: starting with their extirpation … More Yet Another Article Slams the Ecological Impacts of Trump’s Border Wall

New Article Highlights Jaguar Corridor Initiative

Back in February of 2016, I released a post about the importance of landscape connectivity for tigers. Populations of large mammals that become isolated are vulnerable to local extinctions, as a result of: inbreeding, stochastic events (natural disasters and other unpredictable happenings), poaching, and more. This new article by Becky Ferreira highlights a crucial project … More New Article Highlights Jaguar Corridor Initiative

Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala Propose the First Trinational Protected Area for Jaguars

I have a quick and important news article to share. According to the Yucatan Times, Mexico’s National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) has taken the first steps towards creating the first trinational Protected Natural Area (ANP) for jaguars (Panthera onca). The original story indicates that Mexico wants to partner with Belize and Guatemala to … More Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala Propose the First Trinational Protected Area for Jaguars

Great New Article about Borderlands Jaguars

An excellent article was recently published on azcentral.com. The story, written by Brandon Loomis, concerns many aspects of jaguar conservation in the US – Mexico borderlands. But its central message is clear: building a border wall impervious to human movement would all but guarantee the extinction of jaguars in the United States. As I have … More Great New Article about Borderlands Jaguars

Update from Belize

Hello everyone, it is wonderful to be writing again. I just wanted to give you a quick update on how my travels are progressing. I have now been in Belize for over a month, and I have had many adventures during that time. I spent three weeks performing archaeological work in the jungle (the Rio … More Update from Belize

Mexican Conservationists are Committed to Jaguar Recovery

Mexico is an important country for jaguar (Panthera onca) conservation. Not only is it the third most important country in the world for biodiversity (Valdez, Guzmán-Aranda, Abarca, Tarango-Arámbula, & Sánchez, 2006), but it is suspected that the jaguars recently sighted in the United States came from the Mexican state of Sonora. Luckily Mexican conservationists are … More Mexican Conservationists are Committed to Jaguar Recovery

Jaguars Getting some Well-Deserved Media Attention

I am happy to report that jaguars have recently been featured by two well-known environmental groups: Defenders of Wildlife and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Both organizations have given jaguars a special spotlight in their most recent newsletters. I received the Fall 2015 issue of Defenders of Wildlife’s publication Defenders a few days ago, and it … More Jaguars Getting some Well-Deserved Media Attention