When I started learning about jaguars in the United States, no one was talking about reintroducing them. Last year, however, a team of researchers published a paper called “The case for reintroduction: The Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the United States as a Model.” What follows is a discussion about the idea of reintroducing jaguars to the U.S., based (loosely) on that article.
The holiday season is coming to an end, and I know I’m not the only one thinking, “Thank God.” This much cheer and time off work are intolerable for those of us who crave excitement, and we require a shot of adrenaline to preserve our sanity. I have just what you need.
There’s been an exciting study making the rounds that actually has positive findings. The study, authored by Ceballos et al. (2021), was published in the journal PLoS ONE in October. It found that jaguar populations may actually be growing in Mexico.
Here’s a guest post from Monica Heft of Animal Creative Facts! In this post, Monica summarizes many of the key points that have led to jaguars becoming endangered or threatened in many of their range countries.
While Livestock guarding dogs (LGDs) do prevent human-wildlife conflicts in some cases, not many studies have examined how LGDs affect wildlife species beyond just the creatures that might prey on livestock. That’s where Beth Smith comes in.
The snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is one of the most elusive animals on the planet. Dwelling in some of the most rugged terrain on Earth, few humans – even those who live in snow leopard territory – ever get to glimpse the “ghost cat of the mountains.” That’s what makes the following video footage so special.
Here’s the amazing story of Tatjana (AKA Tanya) Rosen’s journey to becoming a conservationist. As you can see, she’s had to make several huge changes in her life, even though they were filled with uncertainty.
In my last post, I mentioned that humpback whales were a conservation success story. This article from TIME gives more details. Written by Dr. Kirsten Thompson, it discusses humpback whales’ decline and recovery.