Mystery grows after Jaguar seen on trail camera in Arizona – the 8th sighting in the last 25 years of the animal rarely spotted in the US

Mystery grows after Jaguar seen on trail camera in Arizona – the 8th sighting in the last 25 years of the animal rarely spotted in the US

A new jaguar has was spotted in southern Arizona, becoming only the eighth documented in the southwest US since 1996, according to wildlife officials. Jason Miller, a hobbyist wildlife videographer, captured the elusive predator on December 20 on his trail camera in the Huachuca Mountains. A camera caught the animal around 8.27pm when motion was […]

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Mountain islands: Restoring a transitional cloud forest in Costa Rica

Mountain islands: Restoring a transitional cloud forest in Costa Rica

In 2001, South African-born couple, Genevieve and Ian Giddy traveled to Costa Rica to climb Mount Chirripó, one of Central America’s highest peaks, protected within Chirripó National Park. Coming down from the 3,821-meter (12,536-foot) summit, the couple viewed a stark divide between the protected biodiverse high-altitude cloud forest and the deforested cattle pasture and farms […]

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Conservationists play matchmaker to boost Argentina’s jaguar gene pool

Conservationists play matchmaker to boost Argentina’s jaguar gene pool

For about 70 years, jaguars were absent from Iberá Park in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province. To rectify this, conservationists reintroduced three jaguars into the park in 2021, followed by seven more. In July 2022, two cubs were born from this reintroduced population. But experts say the key to successfully reinstating the species isn’t just about […]

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