Archive for September, 2007

Event for Phoenix area jag lovers

September 29, 2007

For those of you in Phoenix there’s an upcoming event (Oct. 7th, Phoenix Zoo) where you can meet Diana Hadley and Peter Warshall of the Northern Jaguar Project and Juan Carlos Bravo of Naturalia. It’s a great opportunity to meet and greet and to do something for the jags. I say go! Here’s a link.

photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia

Border fence redux

September 24, 2007

This is a guest editorial in Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star by the President of the Friends of Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Well worth a read!

BTW, I have a couple of good Q&A’s in the works. Stay tuned!


Panthera website

September 20, 2007

Hi- I think this site is worth a look. They seem to be doing good work around the world, including a jaguar corridor.

Ron Thompson Q&A

September 18, 2007


I decided to add a coati pic from Emil’s camera. Jaguars are the best, but coatis are cool, too!

I’m pleased to present this Q&A with Ron Thompson, who works on the ground in Sonora. His background and work makes for fascinating reading. Thanks to Ron for taking the time to answer my questions!

1. Please tell us a little about your background. (more…)

New Banner!

September 17, 2007

I think my new banner is pretty cool. Thanks to Blue Moon Girl for all the work and sizing and dealing with my requests. Well done! Thanks, too, to Emil McCain and the Northern Jaguar Project for allowing me to use their images. 

Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia Gathering

September 13, 2007


photo courtesy of NJP/Naturalia

Last night my wife and I had the great pleasure of joining other local jaguar enthusiasts at a small get-together sponsored by The Northern Jaguar Project (NJP). Thank you Andrew and Diane for hosting this fabulous event! We had the privilege of meeting NJP’s Diana Hadley and Dr. Peter Warshall and Naturalia’s Juan Carlos Bravo. Juan (more…)

Christine Hass Q&A

September 13, 2007



Chris Hass has been working with carnivores in the Southwest for many years and is the Assistant Director of the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Elgin, Arizona. I thank her very much for taking the time to answer my questions.

  1. Please tell us a little about your background, schooling, etc.    I was raised in northern Nevada, in the eastern Sierra, where I developed a love of the outdoors and wildlife.  I headed to the University of Montana for my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Zoology.  For my Master’s, I focused on social behavior of bighorn sheep in Montana.  I (more…)

US Fish and Willdife Opinion

September 11, 2007

Here’s a link to the USFWS opinion on the impacts (impacts? what impacts???) of the border wall going up near Sasabe, Naco and Douglas. All I can say is I hope future generations will be kind to us in their judgment of our actions.


More border fence construction :-(

September 9, 2007

All I can say is thankfully Mr. Stoddard is retired and not in any position of power. Or teaching biology somewhere. Jesus. I wonder how he’d handle a 12-foot fence. Hmmm. Anyway, here’s the link.

A must read!

September 4, 2007

The current issue of Audubon magazine has a really good article on the border fence. Look at the photo of the monstrosity that accompanies the story; I swear we’re becoming more and more a frightened, xenophobic country rather than a world leader. That is one butt ugly wall, both physically and metaphorically.


Anyway, there’s great info from Emil McCain and Sergio Avila, both of whom I hope will soon be doing a Q&A on the blog.