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Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal: Panthera Onca at the Meeting of the Waters details the lives and behaviors of this subpopulation of jaguars through one-of-a-kind photographs from 26 international photographers, as well as illustrations, maps, waypoints, scientific insights, field journal excerpts and personal narratives. The book seeks to understand how locals can coexist with these cats while benefitting financially through ecotourism. Users will find this book to be a conceptual model to apply to other subpopulations in order to save jaguars throughout North and South America.
It is an ideal resource for researchers and practitioners in wildlife conservation, naturalism ecotourism and biologists.
- Edited and supported by the Panthera organization, a leading, global non-profit dedicated to the education and protection of the world’s large cat species
- Identifies individual jaguars and family connections, following them through time and lineage
- Provides new insights on how tourism impacts jaguars and their hunting behavior
- Examines the negative perception of jaguars in the region as ranchers start to see the financial benefits of ecotourism and the poaching culture becomes increasingly taboo
Researchers and practitioners in conservationism, biology, and ecotourism; Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in wildlife biology, mammal conservation, and ecotourism courses
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Individual jaguars
1. Identifying individual jaguars - Paul Brooke and Paul Donahue
Section 3: Setting the scene
2. Habitat for Jaguars - Paul Donahue
Section 4: Jaguar biology
3. Characteristics and physiology - Paul Brooke
4. Once they were even larger - Paul Brooke
5. Prey items of jaguars - Paul Brooke
6. Bite force and consumption of prey - Paul Brooke
7. Tree-climbing ability of jaguars
8. Territories, population density, and the jaguar corridor - Paul Brooke
9. Flehmen response and scent lures - Paul Brooke
10. The not so solitary - Paul Donahue
11. Mating, cub rearing, and natal disperal - Paul Brooke
12. Suffering and grooming - Paul Brooke
13. Aging and geriatric jaguars - Paul Brooke
Section 5: Jaguar tourism and conservation
14. Jaguar tourism - Paul Donahue
15. The scourge of humans - Paul Brooke
16. Jaguars have a cow problem - Paul Donahue
17. Safeguarding cattle with cattle and water buffaloes - Paul Brooke
18. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals - Paul Donahue
19. Hydrophilia and mercury poisoning - Paul Brooke
Section 6: Miscellaneous
20. Isca da Onça - Paul Donahue
21. Miscellaneous observations and information - Paul Donahue
22. Field notes - Paul Donahue
23. Pantanal way points for 2017 and 2019 - Paul Donahue
24. Jaguar identification guide examples and names - Abbie Martin, Paul Brooke
Section 7: Final thoughts
25. Laying aside fear, embracing beauty - Paul Brooke
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- © Academic Press 2020
- 10th June 2020
- Academic Press
- Paperback ISBN:
Paul Brooke is currently a Professor at Grand View University. Previously, he was a biologist for the Fish and Wildlife Service on the North Slope of Alaska, a naturalist for the U.S. Forestry Service on Lake Superior and at Wenatchee in Washington State. He is the author of four previously-published books, including on the wildlife and ecosystem of the Amazon and Pantanal region. His contribution of research for this book is the result of his completed sabbatical through Grand View University on Panthera Onca: Jaguars of the Northern Pantanal.
Paul Brooke is currently a Professor at Grand View University.
Paul Donahue is a naturalist, artist, photographer and environmentalist from California. He has been working in the South American tropics since 1972, and with jaguars in the northern Pantanal since 2007. During that time he spent six seasons working as the jaguar biologist/naturalist for local ecotourism operators. In addition to jaguars, he has worked extensively with South American birds, conducting avifaunal surveys, recording hundreds of hours of bird vocalizations, and leading many birding trips. With his wife Teresa he has constructed rainforest canopy walkways in Peru and Costa Rica, and built dozens of canopy observation platforms. The two have also conducted many guide training workshops in Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.
Paul Donahue is a naturalist, artist, photographer and environmentalist from California, who has been working with jaguars in the northern Pantanal since 2007.
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