Review of Beyond Cecil: Africa’s Lions in Crisis

Hello everybody!

Three big-name conservation NGOs are currently collaborating on a campaign to reverse the decline of lions in Africa. As part of this initiative, called Let Lions Live, they have released a report about the state of Africa’s lions and what can be done to save them. I have summarized and reviewed the article for your convenience in my latest post. It’s mostly an excellent report, but I have one very small critique about the way it leads people to think of human-lion conflict.

Click here to read the post!

Also, I am moving to California tomorrow. So please forgive me if I don’t respond to your comments as quickly as usual.

What to do if You Encounter a Wild Jaguar

¡Hola a todos! I realize that the chance of any of us encountering a jaguar in the wild is exceedingly low. But surely it can’t hurt to be prepared! In addition, the steps one should take to remain safe in the presence of a jaguar are very similar for what to do around most large predators.

Therefore I have just shared an excellent blog post from the NGO Panthera about what to do if one meets a jaguar. I have also included a bonus video of a rare black jaguar swimming across a river in the Amazon Rain Forest, because I can.

Click here to check out my latest post!

Reflecting on One Year of Blogging

Hello everyone! Last week marked the one-year anniversary of my blog, and I have thus released a post to commemorate that event. It mainly highlights three lessons I’ve learned since I started blogging, and gives a brief explanation of what to expect for the coming year.

Here’s the link!

Jaguars Forever/Jaguares Para Siempre

¡Hola a todos (hello everyone)!

I am still fairly busy, but I had to share this excellent video with you! It’s from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of International Affairs, and it’s a great summary of important issues pertaining to jaguars and their conservation. My favorite part is that there are two versions of the video: one in English and one in Spanish. I believe this is important, since many people who live near jaguars speak Spanish. In fact I’d like to be able to write Spanish and English versions of my posts for that very reason, but I currently do not have the time. Hopefully sometime soon my Spanish will be good enough for me to be able to translate the two languages much more quickly.

Anyway, here’s the link to my newest post!

Taking a Short Break

Hello everyone!

Here’s my latest post. It’s just a notification explaining that I won’t be able to release any more extensive posts this week (and maybe next week), as well as a brief update on my life.

Highly Endangered Iberian Lynx Cubs Born in Spain

Hello everyone! I’ve just released a new post about an exciting press release I found. It’s about the birth of three new Iberian lynx cubs in the wild: the world’s most endangered cat species.

These cubs are important for several reasons, besides helping to increase the fragile Iberian lynx population. Their mother, Kiowa, was raised in the captive breeding program that was started as a last-ditch effort to save the species. The fact that she’s now reproducing in the wild shows how successful that program has been. Her new litter also means that all reintroduced Iberian lynx populations are now breeding, which is further confirmation that conservation efforts are helping.

Click here to read the full post!

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Q&A with Jessica James of the ICARUS Foundation

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything on this forum, but I’ve been very busy lately! I have much to do as I prepare to move to California in one month, and I already have a significant amount of homework for my upcoming graduate studies: even though classes haven’t started yet!

Just so you know I’m still alive, here’s a link to my latest post. It’s rather different than my usual posts, since it is sort of an interview (Question and Answer session is a more appropriate label) with the founder of a brand-new organization: the ICARUS Foundation. They’re mostly concerned with animal welfare and crimes against wildlife, especially as they pertain to big cats. These are worthy goals, and since they lie outside of my areas of expertise I’m glad ICARUS is addressing them.

Once again, here’s the link if you’re interested!