‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

Butterflies, Conservation, Extinction, Trump, Trump Administration, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/13/butterfly-sanctuary-border-wall-mission-texas?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Recently, 18 Latin American countries and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) came up with a new plan to save jaguars (Panthera onca): the Jaguar 2030 Roadmap. Part of the new strategy to conserve the Americas’ largest cat included the establishment of the first ever International Jaguar Day. Today, November 29, is that day. In this press […]

via Celebrating the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Celebrating the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Big Cats, Wildlife, Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking, Jaguars, Wildlife Protection, Illegal Wildlife Trade, International Jaguar Day

Trump officials accused of using deadly wildfires to boost logging

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Trump officials accused of using deadly wildfires to boost logging

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/27/wildfires-ryan-zinke-logging-environment-thinning?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Today is #GivingTuesday: a day set aside to donate to non-profit groups. There are countless non-profits around the globe who are working to make this world a better place, and giving to any of them would be great. However, since this is a blog about wild cats, why not support the tireless organizations who are […]

via Support Wild Cats on #GivingTuesday — The Jaguar

Support Wild Cats on #GivingTuesday — The Jaguar

#GivingTuesday, Big Cats, Conservation, Uncategorized, Wildlife Conservation

A recent press release from the conservation organization Panthera contains exciting news. The 18 jaguar range countries in Latin America, along with a host of concerned organizations – including Panthera, the WWF, the WCS, and the UNDP – have agreed on a new plan to save jaguars. They are calling this plan the “Jaguar 2030 […]

via Introducing the new Jaguar 2030 Conservation Roadmap, and the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Introducing the new Jaguar 2030 Conservation Roadmap, and the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Big Cats, Conservation, Jaguars, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation

BBC News: Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts

Amazon, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil, Conservation, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46039996

The War on Wildlife

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Soul-crushing reality of the world we live in at present.

60% of world’s wildlife has been wiped out since 1970
https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/living-plant-wwf-2018-1.4882819?webview=true&appname=news-android-app

China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

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China’s appetite for ‘stinky’ durian fruit threatening endangered tigers

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/24/chinas-appetite-for-stinky-durian-fruit-threatening-endangered-tigers?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat

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The Guardian view on vanishing insects: a silent threat

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/19/the-guardian-view-on-vanishing-insects-a-silent-threat?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Killing Thousands of Animals in Conservation’s Name – The Atlantic

Animals, Conservation, Nature, Uncategorized, Wild Birds, Wild Horses, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

by Emma Marris – The Atlantic (via MSN)

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The desert of south-central Australia is crenellated with sandstone hills in shades of ivory, crimson, and apricot. The ground is littered with dead trees and tree limbs, big hunks of transparent mica, dried cow dung, and thousands of stone spearheads and blades made by the Aboriginal people who lived here for tens of thousands of years — and live here still. Around the few water holes are the doglike tracks of dingoes, wild canines that were brought to Australia thousands of years ago and are now the country’s top predators.

I have come to the Evelyn Downs ranch, on the famously remote highway between Adelaide and Alice Springs, to meet Arian Wallach, a conservationist who thinks there is too much killing in conservation. Wallach has come to this massive 888-square-mile ranch because it is one of the few places in Australia where people aren’t actively killing wild animals. Tough, outback Herefords share the landscape with kangaroos, wild horses, wild donkeys, camels, emus, cats, foxes, native rodents, dingoes, and very large antediluvian-looking reptiles called perenties. Of the animals on this list, dingoes, cats, foxes, horses, camels, and donkeys are all killed in large numbers throughout Australia — but not here. Wallach has convinced the owners to experiment with a more hands-off approach.

This is a fascinating and important article on wildlife conservation and protection.  Read the full article here.