Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

On January 16, 2018, British Ecological Society reported on a new study: A spatially integrated framework for assessing socioecological drivers of carnivore decline. Research by conservationists at the University of Kent found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the Güiña wildcat in Chile. This … Continue reading Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

New research into the behavior of these big cats indicates that they don’t like encountering humans any more than we like bumping into them on hiking trails. The findings are particularly valuable as human development encroaches on lion habitat and drives up the number of human-puma encounters. “We exposed pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains … Continue reading A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

Mangrove loss endangers the Rusty-Spotted cat

The Times of India reports a couple of international and national wildlife and nature conservation organizations have taken up a first-of-its-kind study exclusively focusing on the conservation of the highly endangered lesser known Rusty-Spotted Cat in Andhra Pradesh. The species of the felidae or cat family are fast depleting due to mangroves and forest loss. … Continue reading Mangrove loss endangers the Rusty-Spotted cat