Archive for February, 2008

Emil McCain/Jack Childs article

February 18, 2008


Here’s a link to a new article by Emil McCain and Jack Childs in the Journal of Mammalogy. Nice cover shot of Macho B, too. Congrats Emil and Jack!

The very last line says it all : “The current population of jaguars in the borderlands region, and particularly the United States portion of that population, appears to be dependent on large expanses of core and connective habitats for dispersal and cross-border movements within the bioregion of southern Arizona and New Mexico and eastern Sonora, Mexico. If this cohesive habitat and gene flow throughout the region are disrupted by the proposed fence along the border, it is our belief that the population of jaguars in the borderlands will be at great risk and that jaguars will not persist in the United States.”

Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia Score!

February 7, 2008


photo: Northern Jaguar Project/Naturalia

I received an email today with the good news that the Northern Jaguar Project and Naturalia successfully completed the purchase of Rancho Zetasora on January 31st.

This 35,000 acre ranch increases the Northern Jaguar Reserve nearly four-fold. After so much bad news and political spinelessness it’s nice to pass along this tidbit. Congrats to Diana Hadley, Oscar Moctezuma and their staffs (especially swjags Q&A participant JC Bravo). Well done. As the email said “Many thanks/Mil gracias.”

2/12/08- Here’s a nice little article on the Reserve.

2/17/08- Defenders of Wildlife have a good press release here.

Tony Povilitis Q&A

February 2, 2008


I am thrilled to present this Q&A with Tony Povilitis. Tony is one of the long-time advocates for Southwest jaguars and his opinions are sure to be of interest. I thank Tony very much for taking the time to answer my questions!

1. Please tell us a little bit about your background and education.

I grew up as a Brooklyn (NY) kid always wanting to be at the park or botanical gardens looking for frogs, rabbits, insects, and any other surprise that these green places had (more…)