Meet the fishing jaguars that have made this patch of the Pantanal their own

Meet the fishing jaguars that have made this patch of the Pantanal their own

The Taiamã Ecological Station, a small conservation unit that protects a virtually untouched stretch of the Pantanal wetland in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, is home to a peculiar treasure: fishing jaguars (Panthera onca). In a newly published study, a group of international researchers documents that the basic diet of the jaguar population living in this […]

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Jaguars in Mexico are growing in number, a promising sign that national conservation strategies are working

Jaguars in Mexico are growing in number, a promising sign that national conservation strategies are working

The jaguar population in Mexico increased by about 800 animals from 2010 to 2018, according to the first two censuses of the elusive carnivores ever conducted in the country. The news confirms that Mexico’s national strategy to protect jaguars is working, researchers reported recently in the journal PLOS One. “It was incredible to see jaguars […]

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Hungry like the maned wolf pup: Clips give rare glimpse of elusive canine

Hungry like the maned wolf pup: Clips give rare glimpse of elusive canine

A camera trap in Argentina’s Iberá National Park has revealed rare images of one of the world’s most elusive species: the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus). A series of clips shows three maned wolf cubs playing by themselves outside their den, then nursing and eating regurgitated food provided by their mother, whom researchers have named Preta. […]

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New areas of primary forest cleared in Brazil’s ‘lawless’ Lábrea

New areas of primary forest cleared in Brazil’s ‘lawless’ Lábrea

Satellite imagery reveals several areas of primary rainforest were cleared alongside agricultural fields in the Brazilian Amazon, all in close proximity to Indigenous and protected lands. In March, the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) lab at the University of Maryland detected areas of newly cleared forest in Lábrea municipality, in the state of Amazonas. […]

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