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

Source: Buffalo Field Campaign Putting it mildly. A female buffalo expresses her people’s sentiment towards the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. Buffalo Field Campaign’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit continues to divulge more evidence of how unfit the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is in having any role […]

via Bastard Buffalo? The Gross Disrespect of USDA-APHIS — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bastard Buffalo? The Gross Disrespect of USDA-APHIS — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bison, Buffalo, USDA-APHIS, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Yellowstone

Almost a year ago, I bookmarked what was then a new National Geographic story about jaguars. I have finally gotten around to reading it, and I am glad I did. The article is titled “Inside the Hidden World of Jaguars:” written by Chip brown and featuring Steve Winter‘s incredible photography. The main thrust of the […]

via Great National Geographic Story about the Spiritual Importance of Jaguars — The Jaguar

Great National Geographic Story about the Spiritual Importance of Jaguars — The Jaguar

Big Cats, Culture, Jaguars, Spirituality, Wildlife, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection

Conservationists have released footage and photographs of the world’s rarest rhino, which counts fewer than 70 members among its population and is confined to a single national park in Indonesia. While camera-trap images of the Javan rhino have occasionally surfaced, a WWF spokesperson says the photographs released Monday are only the third manually captured set…

via Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino — TIME

Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino — TIME

Animals, Endangered Species, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

BLM, Ryan Zinke, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.

via EU moves to protect large carnivores — BBC News – Science & Environment

EU moves to protect large carnivores — BBC News – Science & Environment

Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Breaking News! Today we heard from our attorneys that the BLM has abandoned the wild mare spay experiment in Oregon. This was very welcome news – last week on Friday a Federal judge ruled in favor of our Preliminary Injunction, halting the cruel and dangerous overiectomy via colpotomy experiments until our case could be […]

via Breaking News! Wild Mare Spay Experiment Has Been Abandoned by BLM — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Breaking News! Wild Mare Spay Experiment Has Been Abandoned by BLM — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

BLM, Horses, Wild Horses, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Last Friday, while the BLM concluded their farce of an Advisory Board meeting in D.C. and their helicopter stampede contractors fired up to end the free lives wild horses and burros in Nevada, Terry and I spent the day surrounded by loving, rescued equines at the Todd Mission Ranch only 15 miles from our farm. Marjorie Farabee, ranch equine Manager and Director of Wild Burro Affairs for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, had kindly asked us to stop by and check out the local four legged inhabitants, some 100+ which does not include the rescued dogs and cats. I must admit, it was a moving experience.

via An Oasis of Love for Burros, Donkeys, Mules and Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

An Oasis of Love for Burros, Donkeys, Mules and Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Animals, Burros, Donkey, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

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

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