Canadian artist Nick Sider has been fascinated by big cats since he was a child and his meticulous attention to detail in depicting the cat family on canvas is certainly something else. The self-taught artist, now based in New York, has become known for his hyperrealistic paintings that “extend beyond what a photograph could ever […]
via Nick Sider: Artist with an affinity for big cats creates hyperrealistic paintings that stretch “beyond what a photograph could capture” — Life & Soul Magazine
This Q&A is with one of the first conservationists who reached out to me when I started this blog: Matthias Fiechter. At the time he was the Communications Manager for the Snow Leopard Trust, but now he’s a Media and Communications Officer for the IUCN.
via Q&A with Matthias Fiechter: Media and Communications Officer for the IUCN — The Jaguar
Researchers A. M. Lemieux and Nicholas Bruschi recently published an insightful paper about one of the illicit products being sold for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine: jaguar paste. They constructed “crime scripts” to determine how this substance is produced and traded, and to provide informed suggestions on how to curtail this alarming practice.
via Researchers Uncover “Crime Scripts” Behind Jaguar Paste Market in Suriname — The Jaguar
When one thinks of wildlife conservation, it’s tempting to think of non-profit organizations and government agencies. After all, that’s who does much of the front-lines conservation work. Biologist Ron Pulliam is trying something different: a for-profit company.
via Can Jaguar Conservation be Profitable? — The Jaguar
The Revelator – a new environmental magazine that’s been making waves – recently released a feature about jaguars (Panthera onca). Written by Lucy EJ Woods, the story focuses on jaguars in the Guatemala-Mexico borderlands. Conserving wide-ranging species like jaguars is an international affair. Since these animals cross international borders in their search for territories, mating […]
via Great Feature about Jaguars in The Revelator — The Jaguar
Here’s another excellent story from The Revelator. This piece, written by Virginia Gewin, is about a new book called The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation by Alex Dehgan. As The Revelator’s article explains, Dehgan worked as the Wildlife Conservation Society‘s (WCS) Afghanistan country director in 2006. Afghanistan had just endured 30 […]
via Inspiring Conservation in War-Torn Afghanistan — The Jaguar
Here’s a cool article from Tanya Rosen: a National Geographic Explorer and wild cat conservationist who works in Central Asia. It seems that Persian leopards, also called Caucasian leopards, have been showing up in areas where they’re not “supposed” to be. Persian leopards are a subspecies of leopard (Panthera pardus) that live in countries like […]
via Persian Leopard Photographed in Kazakhstan for the First Time — The Jaguar
Wildlife officials say a young bobcat captured, collared and released a day before a massive, deadly wildfire has given birth to four kittens. Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Friday that biologists recently found the bobcat’s den in dense vegetation in a large residential backyard in Thousand Oaks. While their mother…
via Bobcat Collared 1 Day Before Woolsey Fire Gives Birth to 4 Kittens — KTLA
Last week, Drs. Mark Elbroch and Howard Quigley announced a “provocative” new paper (Elbroch, 2019). In it, they concluded that high levels of mountain lion (Puma concolor) hunting might harm mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) populations in the American west. This finding might seem counterintuitive, but it’s based on years of hard science. Elbroch and Quigley, […]
via Could Mountain Lion Hunting Harm Mule Deer? — The Jaguar
A study performed by researchers with the Snow Leopard Trust suggests that snow leopard (Panthera uncia) population estimates are too high. The study – conducted by Suryawanshi, Khanyari, Sharma, Lkhagvajav, and Mishra (2019) – analyzed all of the peer-reviewed articles about snow leopard numbers from around the world. The scientists discovered that most of these […]
via Study Suggests Snow Leopard Population Estimates are Inflated — The Jaguar