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1 January 12
Photo by: NunoRibeiro

Photo by: NunoRibeiro

3 November 11

You’ve told me who your favourite charities are, now here are some of mine!

  • National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is a comprehensive program that supports on-the-ground conservation projects, education, and economic incentive efforts and a global public-awareness campaign.
  • Save Tigers Now  is a global WWF campaign with a goal of building political, financial and public support to double the number of wild tigers by 2022 - the next Year of the Tiger.  
  • The Northern Jaguar Project strives to preserve essential jaguar habitat through the establishment, care, and expansion of a safe-haven sanctuary in northern Mexico.
  • The Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance is a coalition of 13 international and Russian NGOs that have pooled resources to support conservation of Amur leopards and tigers in the wild.

Consider spreading the word about these organizations and REBLOG TO WIN a copy of the new book Awkward Family Pet Photos! USA addresses only.

All photos: Tambako the Jaguar

25 October 11
CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011 Awards: A male leopard tries to stalk and hunt a porcupine in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.
Picture: Shem Compion / EPOTY.ORG / Barcroft Media

CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011 Awards: A male leopard tries to stalk and hunt a porcupine in Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana.

Picture: Shem Compion / EPOTY.ORG / Barcroft Media

23 October 11
20 October 11
A black leopard, one of six animals rescued from the Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, Ohio. 
A grizzly bear, three leopards and two monkeys are adjusting to their new homes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The six surviving animals are being held in an isolated area, away from  the public. It is unclear whether they will ever be placed on public  display. “Right now, they just need a period of quiet,” Doug Warmolts (director of animal care at the zoo) said.
Read more.
Photo: Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

A black leopard, one of six animals rescued from the Muskingum County Animal Farm near Zanesville, Ohio.

A grizzly bear, three leopards and two monkeys are adjusting to their new homes at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The six surviving animals are being held in an isolated area, away from the public. It is unclear whether they will ever be placed on public display. “Right now, they just need a period of quiet,” Doug Warmolts (director of animal care at the zoo) said.

Read more.

Photo: Grahm S. Jones / Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

17 October 11
Photo by: fademphotos

Photo by: fademphotos

16 October 11
Photo by: pattoise

Photo by: pattoise

Posted: 6:28 PM
Photo by: niXerKG

Photo by: niXerKG

13 October 11
A leopard is seen in a tree in Elephant Plains, South Africa. Leopard tend to prefer trees with dense foliage for concealment
Picture: Heinrich van den Berg/Gallo Images/Barcroft Media

A leopard is seen in a tree in Elephant Plains, South Africa. Leopard tend to prefer trees with dense foliage for concealment

Picture: Heinrich van den Berg/Gallo Images/Barcroft Media

Posted: 6:18 PM
Amur leopard captured on camera in China for first time since 1949An Amur leopard was photographed in    a forest in Wangqing county, on the border of Russia and North Korea.  There are fewer than 50 Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) left living    in the wild, almost all of them in Russia. The cat is classified as    technically extinct in China.
Chinese officials have immediately moved to establish a national nature    reserve around the Wangqing forest, in order to protect the area.
Read full article.
Photo: Peking University/ World Wildlife Fund /Sun Ge

Amur leopard captured on camera in China for first time since 1949
An Amur leopard was photographed in a forest in Wangqing county, on the border of Russia and North Korea. There are fewer than 50 Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) left living in the wild, almost all of them in Russia. The cat is classified as technically extinct in China.

Chinese officials have immediately moved to establish a national nature reserve around the Wangqing forest, in order to protect the area.

Read full article.

Photo: Peking University/ World Wildlife Fund /Sun Ge

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh