Big Paws, Bad Pets. Why Would Anyone Want to Have a Pet Big Cat?

I haven’t intended for this post to be a follow up to my last one (but the two in some instances go hand in hand), examining  the shocking nature of the Asian big cat trade however running into BBC documentary maker Louis Theroux on the train last week reminded me of a documentary aired on the BBC a…

The Shocking Scale Of The Asian Big Cat Trade

First of all I’d like to thank Josh from the Jaguar and it’s allies for reminding me of the devastating impact the illegal wildlife trade is having on big cats in his latest blog post. As depressing as the facts may be, the illegal wildlife trade is big business. Despite it’s notoriously potent nature, exact figures…

Attitudes Towards Jaguars in the Brazilian Pantanal

I’m going to use this post to explore the results of a study I have recently come across entitled “How is the jaguar Panthera onca perceived by local communities along the Paraguai River in the Brazilian Pantanal?” The data from the study was collected between April and June 2011 and the study was first published…