The Trump Administration Proposes Limiting Protections for Threatened Species — TIME

(DENVER) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animals and plants and limiting habitat safeguards meant to shield recovering species from harm. Administration officials said the new rules would advance conservation by simplifying and improving how the landmark Endangered Species Act is used. “These rules will be very protective,” said…

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Stay Tuned… — The Jaguar

I do not usually publish ‘stay tuned’ alerts on this blog, but this time I must. I am working on a post that has me truly excited, because it features an individual whose work has been a primary source of inspiration for me for many years. While I was studying mental health counseling at Cleveland […]

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The Complexities of Perceptions about Jaguars’ Impacts on Human Livelihoods — The Jaguar

Introduction Drs. Silvio Marchini and David Macdonald have just released a fascinating new study about the human dimensions of jaguar (Panthera onca) conservation in Brazil. Long-time readers of The Jaguar and its Allies may remember these authors. In 2015, I shared an article of theirs that used the Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1985) to examine ranchers’ intentions […]

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BBC News: DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks

This world is now at the mercy – and entertainment – of barbarians who really don’t give a crap about anyone or anything but their own shallow, superficial existence. Too greedy yet equally too stupid to realize the pricelessness of natural resources and wildlife.

It’s happening in the US – i.e., Alaska, Africa, everywhere. Maybe those protesting everything might consider turning attention to bigger world – Earth issues!

DR Congo: Oil drilling allowed in wildlife parks – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44662326

#GiveBIG for Snow Leopards Today! — The Jaguar

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia) are incredible animals: able to survive in some of the harshest environments on Earth. The ruggedness of their habitat, combined with their elusive nature, has earned them the nickname “the ghost of the mountains.” While there are many organizations doing great work to protect snow leopards, such as the Snow Leopard […]

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Tri-national Protected Natural Area for Jaguars

I have a quick and important news article to share. According to the Yucatan Times, Mexico’s National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp) has taken the first steps towards creating the first trinational Protected Natural Area (ANP) for jaguars (Panthera onca). The original story indicates that Mexico wants to partner with Belize and Guatemala to […]

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