Human Wrongs Watch Once an emerging threat, wildlife and forest crime today has transformed into one of the largest transnational organized criminal activities, alongside drug trafficking, arms, and trafficking in human beings, the United Nations warned on World Wildlife Day 2015, on 3 March 2015* Beyond immediate environmental impacts, the illegal trade in natural resources […]
Chinese nationals awaiting trial at Victoria Falls magistrates court in Zimbabwe after being found with illegal rhino horn pieces worth nearly £750,000.
Human Wrongs Watch 4 January 2019 (UN Environment)*– “Rewilding” is the buzzword among conservationists these days. It means helping nature heal by restoring the missing species, biodiversity, and natural processes to areas affected by human activity. Photo by Nicolas Carro | Photo from UN Environment. The world’s wildlife has collapsed in the past 100 years […]
Last year on this day, I released a post titled “Big Cats in the Snow for Christmas.” It literally just featured pictures of various big cats in the snow, and it was one of my most successful posts of 2017. Here is the sequel to that unexpected hit, which I have christened “More Big Cats in the Snow for Christmas.”
Jaguar (image via: Awesome-Desktop/S.K.)
The Jaguar (Panthera Onca) is the third-largest of the four big cats in the genus Panthera, and the only living member native to the western hemisphere.
Growing up to 160 kg (350 lb), Jaguars are distinguished by rosette-emblazoned fur, comparatively short tails and an exceptionally powerful bite that enables them to successfully prey on armored reptiles such as caimans and turtles.
(Images via: Fanpop and WWF/Go Wild)
Jaguars are stated to be Near Threatened by the IUCN and while their current range is roughly half of what it once was, these often solitary big cats can still be found from southern Arizona in the United States down to Paraguay and northern Argentina.
…until January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays! We wish all was well with the world’ wild animals…unfortunately not.
A recent press release from the conservation organization Panthera contains exciting news. The 18 jaguar range countries in Latin America, along with a host of concerned organizations – including Panthera, the WWF, the WCS, and the UNDP – have agreed on a new plan to save jaguars. They are calling this plan the “Jaguar 2030 […]