1,100 Mutilated Dolphin Bodies Have Washed Up on France’s Beaches — TIME

(PARIS) — The dolphins’ bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off. But what shocked French marine researchers wasn’t just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have landed on France’s Atlantic coast beaches since January. The mass deaths, widely blamed on industrial fishing,…

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Malaysia Just Made Its Biggest Bust of Smuggled Pangolin Products Ever — TIME

(KUALA LUMPUR) — Malaysian authorities have seized a record 30 tons of pangolin and pangolin products in eastern Sabah state on Borneo, the biggest such bust in the country, a wildlife monitoring group said Tuesday. The monitoring network Traffic said in a statement that Sabah police this month uncovered two major pangolin processing facilities, throwing…

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Celebrating the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Temporary Hiatus — The Jaguar

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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…

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

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). […]

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