Great New Podcast about Snow Leopards and Climate Change

An excellent podcast was released by America Adapts on January 8. It concerns the ways climate change is impacting snow leopard (Panthera uncia) conservation, and it is full of useful information. Hosted by Doug Parsons, America Adapts is a podcast about climate change adaptation. For this episode, Doug interviewed eight experts on snow leopard conservation … More Great New Podcast about Snow Leopards and Climate Change

Study Raises Concerns About Leopard Portrayals in the Media

How the media talks about animals matters. Most people do not have regular encounters with creatures like leopards (Panthera pardus), and they are not trained in wildlife biology. The media can thus be a powerful tool for disseminating knowledge about endangered animals. Unfortunately, as a new study reveals, this is a double-edged sword. The article, … More Study Raises Concerns About Leopard Portrayals in the Media

Journey to Belize: The Last Day of Field Work

This post continues the retelling of my recent trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. The rest of this series is located in the Travel category of this blog. As June 12 rolled around, the first session of the 2017 field season with the Programme for Belize Archaeological … More Journey to Belize: The Last Day of Field Work

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

Journey to Belize: Maya Cement, Spider Monkeys, and a Spider

This post continues the retelling of my recent trip to Belize: participating in an archaeology field school and learning about jaguar conservation. The rest of this series is located in the Travel category of this blog. June 8, 2017 was a remarkable day. Once again, I worked at Structure 130. This turned out to be … More Journey to Belize: Maya Cement, Spider Monkeys, and a Spider

Trophy Hunting, Combined with Climate Change, can Increase Species’ Extinction Risk

Trophy hunting has been under considerable scrutiny since the killing if Cecil the Lion in 2015. Supporters of trophy hunting say that the revenue it creates helps with conservation, and that hunting protects natural habitats from development. But those opposed to trophy hunting claim that the money it makes is not distributed fairly, say the … More Trophy Hunting, Combined with Climate Change, can Increase Species’ Extinction Risk