Category Archives: Recent Papers

For the Love of Rattlesnakes

The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Three Coyotes environmental journal published my essay “For the Love of Rattlesnakes.” This article chronicles the natural history of rattlesnakes and their uneasy relationship with humans. It also describes my own experiences with these wonderful … Continue reading

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Updates on the Story of Macho B and Jaguar Conservation

Since first publishing the story of Macho B on this blog, several important events have taken place. On January 22nd, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the findings of the investigation into the death of … Continue reading

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Who is the Beast?

Perspectives on Mountain Lions and Mankind Severed heads of 11 mountain lions among 24 killed by Animal Damage Control on December 1988-May 1989 in the Coronado National Forest, Galiuro Mountains, Arizona.  These lions were killed to protect livestock grazing on … Continue reading

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Macho B Died for Your Sins: Western vs. Indigenous Perspectives on the Killing of the Last Borderlands Jaguar

On March 2, 2009, Macho B, quite possibly the last wild free-roaming jaguar in the United States died at the hands of man.  He was not killed by a trophy hunter desiring another wall mount, or a beautiful spotted pelt … Continue reading

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