An exciting training project in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan is giving hope to local women and the big cats that share their home. "Women who want to stand next to their male peers as rangers and guides now have the necessary opportunity and tools to do so," coordinator Shirin Mukhametkadyr Kyzy writes on our blog.
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A reporter for The Atlantic encounters jaguars and their truths deep in the Peruvian jungle--and describes her experience with the help of Panthera scientists who have tried to explain the intangible qualities of this cryptic species. However, the “preternatural consciousness in the beasts, a combination of disciplined energy and shrewd awareness,” leaves them simply in awe of the big cats’ “jaguarness.”
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