Entries by Stefanie Siller

A little cat goes a long way

Jaguarundis have the second-greatest north-south distribution of any wild cat in the Americas. They have historically been known to range from Argentina all the way to Arizona. However, as no one has ever photographed a wild jaguarundi  in Arizona, the question remains – are they actually there? “The jaguarundi, for me, represents a big mystery,” says Giordano. […]

The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

The Alexander Archipelago wolf (Canis lupus ligoni), also known as the Island Wolf, is one of the rarest wolf subspecies in the world.  Endemic to southeastern Alaska, it has been isolated from other North American wolves for millennia, and is both morphologically and genetically distinct. It is smaller and darker than other wolves, and it […]

Human-Jaguar Conflict Mitigation Workshop around the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

This weekend, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. heads to Merida, Mexico for a workshop on human-jaguar conflict mitigation. The workshop, co-sponsored by S.P.E.C.I.E.S., the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, and the Université de Sherbrooke, will focus on strengthening facilitation skills for conservation. Among its objectives, the course aims to cultivate collaboration between actors […]

Sri Lankan Jackal

The jackal is a cunning and resourceful species found all over the world, and the Sri Lankan Jackal (Canis aureus naria) is no exception. The Sri Lankan Jackal is one of thirteen subspecies of the Golden Jackal, and as you can guess by its name, this jackal lives in Sri Lanka and southern parts of […]

S.P.E.C.I.E.S. presents at WAFWA’s 12’th Mountain Lion Workshop

S.P.E.C.I.E.S. recently participated in the 12th Mountain Lion Workshop in Estes Park, Colorado, held by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. The theme of this year’s meeting was “A Synthesis of Management and Research Findings”. S.P.E.C.I.E.S. founder Anthony Giordano presented on a multi-method approach to estimating jaguar and puma densities by integrating noninvasive […]

Support for the Endangered Species Act

As part of the Endangered Species Coalition, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. is proud to join The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Earth Justice, Endangered Species Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, and WeAct in garnering support for the Endangered Species Act. The ESA is essential for conserving and protecting species that are endangered […]

S.P.E.C.I.E.S. contributes to Paraguay IUCN Red List update

Last month, S.P.E.C.I.E.S. participated in the IUCN Red List workshop for Paraguay. The workshop aimed to reevaluate the conservation status for all mammals known to occur in Paraguay, providing a crucial update since the last assessment in 2005. Experts from across Paraguay took part in the meeting. S.P.E.C.I.E.S., represented by founder and director Anthony Giordano, took […]