Conservation CATalyst, the group behind the viral El Jefe video from 2016, is in the news again. This time, they’re making headlines with a video of a rare ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in southern Arizona. While, on a global scale, ocelots are listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, in Arizona they’re endangered. Ocelots […]
Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead despite the recent government shutdown.
Snow leopards (Panthera uncia), the ever-elusive ghosts of the mountains, are undoubtedly one of the most charismatic species on Earth. Unfortunately, they are in decline: threatened by habitat loss and degradation, climate change, decreasing availabilities of natural prey, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict. I have written about the latter threat many times. When creatures like snow […]
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‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall
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 […]
Trump officials accused of using deadly wildfires to boost logging
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 […]
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 […]
Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46039996