Capturing the Wild: Jaguars in Belize
Oct31

Capturing the Wild: Jaguars in Belize

Commentary and photos by: Fabienne Lefeuvre The native inhabitants of Suriname referred to him as a God. He is the third largest cat in the world after the tiger and the lion. The Native American called him ‘yaguar’ which means ‘he who kills with one leap’: the jaguar. The jaguar (Panthera onca) can be found in 18 Latin American countries. Today they are mainly concentrated between Southern Arizona and New...

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Making shrimp farming sustainable (video)

An in-depth look at one figure in the shrimp farming industry, Linda Thorton, who is helping with efforts to create standards for environmentally sustainable shrimp production. Shrimp farming has been a target of environmentalists for links to mangrove destruction and pollution, among other impacts.

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Pictures of baby animals with their mothers for Mother’s Day

Mother tarsier and baby on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Mother and baby orangutan in tree in Sumatra. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Mother Panamanian golden frog with green baby. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Southern Tree Hyrax with baby in Kenya. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Baby crowned lemur clinging to its mother in Madagascar. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Mother Agouti (Dasyprocta punctata) with babies...

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Photo: emerald toucanet

An emerald toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) in Belize. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Fortunately the emerald toucanet is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. It is found throughout Central America and South America down to Bolivia. To see other photos of birds in Belize: click...

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Photo: eye to eye
Mar07

Photo: eye to eye

An emerald star? A disco ball? No, it’s the iris of a mountain lion in Belize. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.

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Picture: puma in Belize

Puma in Belize.

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Video: River to Reef in Belize

Guest post by the Ya’axché Conservation Trust River to Reef from Ya'axché Conservation Trust on Vimeo. This documentary was produced by Ya’axché Conservation Trust and Ajax Films in the Toledo District of southern Belize to highlight the connections between freshwater and marine ecosystems. One of the key messages of this film is that what happens upstream affects what happens downstream and it is for this reason that...

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