Compassionate Conservation is proposed as a “growing international movement that seeks to build the welfare of individual animals into conservation practice. Achieved by promoting change, acceptance and education to reduce intended or unintentional harm to wildlife”. Its core principals are built around the assertation that, in our quest to conserve vulnerable species, humans should refrain […]

via Compassionate Conservation or admirable ignorance? — James Common

A new study in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents negative associations between anthropogenic disturbance (human recreational use of beaches, coastal modifications) and Piping Plovers on their non-breeding grounds. Shorebirds are one of the most threatened bird families in the world. Numerous studies have shown the negative impacts of humans on these birds, whether it be […]

via Piping Plovers want people to get off their lawn — Auk & Condor Updates

The Snow Leopard Trust (SLT) recently shared an important article on their blog. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has joined the fight against snow leopard poaching. Poaching is a significant problem for snow leopards (Panthera uncia). The SLT’s article states that at least four snow leopards each week, and possibly one per […]

via The US Fish & Wildlife Service and Snow Leopard Conservationists Team up to Fight Poaching — The Jaguar

Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]

via Review: Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife — The Jaguar


A worrying article was published by The Guardian a few days ago. Robin McKie wrote that the United Nations had removed its support for Asiatic Cheetah conservation, potentially dooming the species to extinction. There may be fewer than 50 Asiatic cheetahs remaining in the wild. This subspecies, Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, is slightly different than African cheetahs. […]

via United Nations Removes Support for Asiatic Cheetah Conservation — Karmic Reaction Blog