Archive for March, 2009

Giant victory for jags/ESA

March 31, 2009

A federal judge has ruled that the Bush administration’s “creative” method of ignoring jaguar recovery is contrary to the legal (more…)

New Macho B controversy

March 29, 2009


photo: Arizona Game and Fish Department

Well, the AZ Daily Star has an article in today’s paper that is sure to throw gasoline on the smoking embers of Macho B’s case. (more…)

AZGF director on Macho B & conservation

March 28, 2009

Today’s AZ Republic carried this from the AZGF’s director:


Brazilian jaguar takes a capybara

March 26, 2009

Yes, I know it’s not part of the swjags world, but I came across this amazing amateur video and had to share. It’s a nice change (more…)

Macho B’s remains

March 24, 2009

I have been asked what happened (or will happen) to Macho B’s remains and so I asked Bill Van Pelt of the (more…)

CBD legal arguments

March 24, 2009

I’ve posted two articles from the Tucson papers about the legal arguments between the Center for Biological Diversity and the US Fish and Wildlife Service re: a recovery plan and critical habitat for (more…)

More from Dersu Uzala

March 23, 2009

The mysterious “Dersu Uzala” has written again and the post is below. I have no idea who “Dersu” is but for reasons know only to him (or her!), he prefers to communicate this way. This particular post replies to (more…)

Michael Robinson on “After Macho B- what next?”

March 21, 2009

Here’s a link to Michael Robinson’s thoughts on the post-Macho B world of jaguar conservation.

Dersu Uzala, guest commentator on Macho B and conservation

March 18, 2009


Jaguar Conservation Fund team radio-collaring a female jaguar in Cantão State Park, state of Tocantins, Brazil.

courtesy of: Jaguar Conservation Fund/Instituto Onça-Pintada,

I received an email from another jaguar fanatic (who goes by Dersu Uzala), which stated ” I don’t live in Arizona, and I am not


JC Bravo on After Macho B- what next?

March 18, 2009

Naturalia’s JC Bravo has always been a willing contributor to this blog and I thank him. I’ve put his comments (more…)