Jaguars are More Threatened than they Appear, Study Finds

Currently, the jaguar (Panthera onca) is classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List. This is the second lowest threat level, right behind Least Concern. This global assessment is based on the jaguar’s wide distribution, as well as the fact that much of its territory in Amazonia remains intact. But a new study suggests that … More Jaguars are More Threatened than they Appear, Study Finds

‘Disappearing Spots’: Important New Infographic about Vanishing Cheetahs

On December 26, the wild cat NGO Panthera announced that cheetah populations are crashing globally. A study conducted by Panthera, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) found that only 7,100 cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) are likely to exist in the wild. While I have already reported on Panthera’s original press release, … More ‘Disappearing Spots’: Important New Infographic about Vanishing Cheetahs

Cheetahs are Racing Towards Extinction, Study Finds

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Panthera, and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) recently collaborated on a comprehensive global survey of cheetah populations. Their findings are alarming. According to this press release from Panthera, there are only 7,100 cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) left in the wild. They have lost 91% of their historic range, and 79% of wild cheetah populations … More Cheetahs are Racing Towards Extinction, Study Finds

It’s Official: A New Jaguar was Photographed in Arizona

There is a lot happening in the wild felid (cat) world right now! Uttarakhand’s high court just passed a landmark ruling, a new ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) den was recently found in Texas, and a potentially new jaguar was photographed in Arizona at the start of this month. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has … More It’s Official: A New Jaguar was Photographed in Arizona

Uttarakhand High Court says Big Cats Cannot be Declared Man-eaters

Two judges in Uttarakhand’s high court just made a momentous decision. They ruled that big cats in that state should not be declared man-eaters or killed after they attack a human. Instead, they said that such animals should be trapped and relocated. This is certainly a significant ruling. The state of Uttarakhand lies in the … More Uttarakhand High Court says Big Cats Cannot be Declared Man-eaters

Potentially New Jaguar Photographed in Arizona

I have just received an exciting notification from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD). A male jaguar was recently photographed near Fort Huachuca, which is a United States Army base in southeastern Arizona. While it is still too early to tell, the AZGFD’s press release indicates that this could be a jaguar who has … More Potentially New Jaguar Photographed in Arizona

American Jaguars Featured in the Cover Story of the Smithsonian Magazine

In February of this year, Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity created a media firestorm when they released a video of El Jefe: the only known jaguar (Panthera onca) in the United States. The footage went viral, as many people were stunned to learn that a wild jaguar inhabited the US. They were … More American Jaguars Featured in the Cover Story of the Smithsonian Magazine

Register now for a Free Webinar about the 2,000 mile Journey of the Connecticut Cat

Mountain lions (AKA cougars, pumas, Puma concolor, etc.) have a habit of turning up where they are not supposed to be. There is a breeding population of them in Los Angeles, last summer one made an appearance in San Francisco, and in 2008 a mountain lion made it all the way to Chicago. But few stories are as remarkable … More Register now for a Free Webinar about the 2,000 mile Journey of the Connecticut Cat

Report Claims Traditional Asian Medicine Trade is Behind Dramatic Rise in Jaguar Killings in Bolivia

This past February I shared a story which claimed that the Traditional Asian Medicine trade was taking a heavy toll on Bolivia’s jaguars. Now this article, found on Fox News Latino, says the problem is worse than previously realized. The Fox News Latino story is based on a report released by the Bolivian Environment Forum, … More Report Claims Traditional Asian Medicine Trade is Behind Dramatic Rise in Jaguar Killings in Bolivia