24Mar

Wildlife corridors, buffer zones, and assisting the tiger range countries remains an important element for tiger conservation, but there is one consideration missing. What to do about ex situ (captive) tigers? To conclude our discussion, Dr. Gopal engages on options for ex situ tigers and how collaborative efforts among…

17Mar

Now that we have more tigers, how do we keep them? Dr. Gopal talks of the collaborative efforts between government, law enforcement, and civilians to save the tiger’s native lands. For 37 years, Dr. Rajesh Gopal has been a strong advocate for tiger conservation. His work has taken him…

10Mar

How do you count tigers? We decided to find out from one of the world’s experts. For 37 years, Dr. Rajesh Gopal has been a strong advocate for tiger conservation. His work has taken him into the depths of tiger strongholds, as well as the towers of human civilization….

03Mar

Happy World Wildlife Day! Wildlife corridors have moved from a theoretical phase to a practical one, with corridors being constructed around the globe. Focused study is going into finding out whether or not this novel answer for the wildlife question can solve a central problem: Do habitats purposefully linked…

24Feb

A recent tiger census has shown that the number of tigers in India has increased. The improvement of 30% comes as good news for wild tiger populations, but is receiving little attention outside of what is being reported. Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take a closer look at…

21Feb
17Feb

Central Florida Animal Reserve is but one of over 100 organizations licensed in Florida to handle big cats, and one of thousands in the USA.  In this two part series, we talk with another big cat sanctuary: Catty Shack.  Located in Jacksonville, FL, Catty Shack is home to over…

01Feb

Trust and its implications have never been as important in society as it is today. Just what is this elusive concept, and how does it relate to the big cats? Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer dive into the difficult subject with perspective from the world of big cats,…

20Jan

Trust and its implications have never been as important in society as it is today. Just what is this elusive concept, and how does it relate to the big cats? Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer dive into the difficult subject with perspective from the world of big cats,…

12Jan

Leopards are among the most successful of the big cats, with multiple subspecies spread across two continents.  They are elusive yet accessible, iconic and misunderstood.  Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer take a look at this amazing species.  Learn about leopards in this short lesson–their lands, their challenges, and…