24 February 2021 – Latest Blog Post HERE
Please read the updates below and there’s blog posts to the right if you are on PC and at the bottom if you are on mobile phone. At the moment my main focus is on #AntiSnare. Leopards are and have been for some time all too frequent victims in snare traps throughout South Asia.
8 February 2021 – Many thanks for visiting the site, I’ll be back in March with more about ‘The Boss’ (above), a leopard in my life, his compelling story (short preview HERE). In the meantime you can read updates below as well as blog posts, some of which link to our work at WildTiger and others which are my own personal take on wildlife, especially big cat, issues.
UPDATE 25 JANUARY 2021: So much going on at the moment, I’ve written a very short blog post called:
Big Cats, Wildlife, Monitoring, Learning, Coexistence, Survival…
(and since then another called Caught in a snare, who does really care?)
UPDATE 1 JANUARY 2021: Many thanks for visiting this site, maybe you are interested in leopards, maybe you follow our work at WildTiger. I’ve written a short reflection of 2020 in a blog post HERE, you can also scroll down to get more thoughts on the year that was. A further, more comprehensive update soon (the content at this site is getting revamped later this month) about the way forward, both in our work at WildTiger but also for this animal close to my heart, the leopard, a species which needs our help as it faces challenges like never before. UPDATE 6 JANUARY 2021 – A short blog post HERE called: Big Cats, we’ve got to at least let them have the night…
UPDATE 30 NOVEMBER 2020:
Namaste, Jack here, many thanks for visiting this page, I’ll have a full update in a blog post in early January 2021. A lot going on at the moment and I’m currently focused on #AntiSnare (including Ecosystem Reboot, putting leopards back where they belong) but also still work on the ‘Living with Big Cats’ project which focuses on coexistence strategy and implementation. Please check out the latest blog posts but please also read below:
UPDATE 20 July 2020 – Accuracy of information
There’s so many reports at the moment I’m struggling to keep up. When I’m in the jungle now I don’t check the alert system on my phone, I only respond to calls otherwise I wait until I’m back at my laptop. This leopard was allegedly beaten to death by villagers in Uttar Pradesh two days ago but details are still sketchy. Many incidents are not going to media now, it’s not new news anymore. I appreciate everyone sending messages, please try and verify information especially location as this is really important. Follow up means first ascertaining if it was a conflict or poaching issue. If it was poaching then the next step includes trying to understand if it was the work of subsistence poachers or target species hunters. There are many levels to all this and accuracy of information is vital, it means once facts are established then the right people can become involved depending on the circumstances. There is not a blanket reason why all this is happening except that it is a monumental failing in human society. Each case has its own variables however and to reduce the chance of further incidents the truth has to be dug out. Believe me, this is a lot of work…
The most recent blog post is HERE but please also read below:
An unprecedented frequency of incidents including leopard body parts seizures, leopards caught in snares and retaliation killings (leopards killed during conflict situations) has meant I’ve had to put extra focus on #AntiSnare (brief blog post HERE) which will have updates at this site and at WildTiger which is currently having changes made as we streamline our work due to the pandemic.
Blog posts HERE about an incredibly important court case and a post HERE explaining a little about why I must show images like the one below, the situation is deadly serious. More about the ‘The Importance of Leopards’ concept in that post as well as further down this page.
UPDATE 20 June 2020 – This site is currently transitioning to the The Importance of Leopards concept which will include an eBook series of the same name. The first book is due in early 2021 at the same time as the start of our new support platform. Our social media sites as well as WildTiger will announce the changes. If you’d like to offer support in the meantime please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“When I’m not in the jungle I’m often writing. I’m usually writing about the jungle”
Many thanks to those who have followed my blog platforms over the last decade. 2020 marks a new resolve in a crucial period for the leopard and wildlife in general. The latest posts are to the right if you are on PC or Mac and at the bottom if you are on a mobile device. For information on our coexistence work ‘Living with Big Cats’ go to WildTiger.
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Once again, thanks to those who follow, support and care about the issues I write about here motivating our work at WildTiger.
This is an incredibly important time for the leopard and so many other wildlife species. Join me and work together to safeguard these magnificent animals. Thank you for caring and my regards to all as we go forward.
More about #AntiSnare – Video Teaser