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Fate of the Jaguar: A Conversation with Panthera’s Dr. Howard Quigley

News Watch Contributor Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews Dr. Howard Quigley of Panthera about the status of the jaguar. Like many apex predators the jaguar serves as a national symbol for multiple countries, where it is revered as a most powerful and stealthy predator. The iconic wild felid is a member of the pantherine lineage of…

Black Cat Appreciation Day: Do You Know Your Melanistic Cats?

Today is designated as National Black Cat Appreciation Day. It is a tribute—if you will—to any “solid black” domestic cat of pure or mixed breed pedigree, and, perhaps, some of their wild feline cousins. The “awareness” and “appreciation” day is, in part, intended to help dispel age-old superstitions concerning black cats. Hopes are that the…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Nicotine-Addicted Mummies, Rare Jaguar Photos…

For this Monday morning, here are the top headlines that fit within the Yellow Border: Hair from ancient Chilean mummies has revealed a nicotine habit, photos of a rare jaguar have been captured near an Arizona mine, and…

Kaxil Kiuic: A Model for Conservation in the Yucatan Peninsula

Many of the indigenous species of the Yucatan Peninsula are slowly disappearing. These range from the formidable jaguar to the colorful motmot and countless animals that play important roles in their habitats. Not only are these species indicators of the health of the planet, but they have also been fundamental icons of power, sacredness, purity,…

Jaguars Battling in the Darkness: Sense of place in the Peruvian Amazon…

Like the other remaining wilderness areas around the world, the vast Peruvian Amazon has become ring-fenced by land conversion for pastures, rampant logging, commercial forestry, mining, dams, agricultural development, and other drivers of global trade and development. This vast wilderness that seemed impossible to destroy or harm is under threat and in decline… Listen here…