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

I literally just announced that I was going to take a short break from blogging, then I made the mistake of checking Twitter. Here is what I saw at the top of my feed: “In reversing this ban, China has helped to legalize the execution and extinction of the magnificent tiger.” Our Dr. John Goodrich condemns […]

via China Reverses Ban on the Use of Tiger and Rhino Parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine — The Jaguar

China Reverses Ban on the Use of Tiger and Rhino Parts in Traditional Chinese Medicine — The Jaguar

Big Cats, China, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Rhino parts, Tiger parts, Tigers, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

I want to wish The Jaguar’s blogger the very best as he works to completes his thesis.  And, I also want to extend a huge thank you for his writing and sharing of important info on the critical status of big cats around the world.  I support and share his wonderful articles because through these, I want others to know of the peril these majestic animals face on a daily basis and implore more people to sit up and take notice.

I hate to do this, but I need to step away from blogging for at least a week: my life is simply too busy right now. If I am to finish writing my thesis in two weeks, which is the plan, then I need to stop spending so much time blogging. I am also tired […]

via Temporary Hiatus — The Jaguar

Temporary Hiatus — The Jaguar

Uncategorized, Big Cats, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Photography, Illegal Wildlife Trade

By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Animals, Extinct, Extinction, Human, Humans, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

On Oct. 24 in a New York courtroom, two kingpins of Kenya’s illegal wildlife trade pleaded guilty to crimes that carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha had been connected to seizures of over 30 metric tons of illegal ivory in Mombasa. Their trial marked the first time any African ivory…

via China Just Eased a Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts. Here’s How Organized Crime Fuels Illegal Poaching — TIME

China Just Eased a Ban on Rhino and Tiger Parts. Here’s How Organized Crime Fuels Illegal Poaching — TIME

Big Cats, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking, Wildlife Protection, China, Illegal Wildlife Trade

The War on Wildlife

Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Extinct, Extinction, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

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

While all wild felids are extraordinary creatures, there is one that stands above them all (literally). It is beautiful and terrifying, powerful and threatened: the tiger (Panthera tigris). This post is an introduction to this most majestic of cats. Subspecies There are five surviving subspecies of Panthera tigris (Hunter, 2015; Macdonald, Loveridge, & Nowell, 2010). […]

via The Tiger: The Most Magnificent Cat of All — The Jaguar

The Tiger: The Most Magnificent Cat of All — The Jaguar

Animals, Big Cats, Conservation, Endangered Species, Extinction, Tigers, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

How do you get a 400lb tiger into the back of a truck? It’s an elaborate process that involves dozens of personnel, carefully calibrated tranquilizer darts, a custom-made cage — and a handful of elephants. All that was in place on June 20 when MB2, a three-year-old male tiger, was transported from Kanha Tiger Reserve…

via How India’s Conservationists Are Fighting to Save Half of the World’s Tigers — TIME

How India’s Conservationists Are Fighting to Save Half of the World’s Tigers — TIME

Animals, Big Cats, Conservation, India, Tigers, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Wildlife Trafficking

BBC News: DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks

Africa, Alaska, Animals, Biodiversity, BLM, Conservation, Drilling, Extinction, Nature, Oil, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking

This world is now at the mercy – and entertainment – of barbarians who really don’t give a crap about anyone or anything but their own shallow, superficial existence. Too greedy yet equally too stupid to realize the pricelessness of natural resources and wildlife.

It’s happening in the US – i.e., Alaska, Africa, everywhere. Maybe those protesting everything might consider turning attention to bigger world – Earth issues!

DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44662326