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Jaguar Conservation on the Continental Scale

By John Polisar As a college student, my summer wages were earned clearing trails in the premier wilderness areas of the American Mountain West. From the mountaintops, I could look across 360-degree vistas and not see a hint of a ...

Counting Tigers by Their Stripes

Thanks to affordable digital cameras and sophisticated software, conservationists like K. Ullas Karanth of the Wildlife Conservation Society now have powerful tools to accurately monitor tigers in the wild. In this video, Karanth describes how an earlier method of trying ...

Video: Wild Cats of the Forest

Victoria Hillman is a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project overseeing research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team. —–— The ...

Do Animals Get Dementia? How to Help Your Aging Pet

A couple of months ago we told you how the age of certain wild animals is determined. Since then, some of you wondered about age-related changes in those animals. Now that it’s September, aka World Alzheimer’s Month—Alzheimer’...

Why the World Bank Is Saving Tigers

“Wait, what?” people would say when I told them I worked for the Global Tiger Initiative at the World Bank. “The Bank is saving tigers?” For a financial institution that strives to end world poverty, maybe it’s difficult to ...

Why the World Bank Is Saving Tigers

“Wait, what?” people would say when I told them I worked for the Global Tiger Initiative at the World Bank. “The Bank is saving tigers?” For a financial institution that strives to end world poverty, maybe it’s difficult to ...

Save Snapshot Serengeti: How you can Help

By Craig Packer Founded by George Schaller in 1966, the Serengeti Lion Project is the second longest field study in all of Africa, ranking only behind Jane Goodall’s long-term chimp study.  The Serengeti lions are by far the best-studied carnivores ...

RIP Duecy: The Kitten With Two Faces

Like most newborn kittens, Duecy had a furry little face with a sweet little nose. But unlike most kittens, she had a second face. Duecy the kitten was born and died this week in Amity, Oregon, KGW.com reported. She ...