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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Arabian Leopard Update

They made it to their $15,000 goal.  Thanks to any of our readers and Codger readers who helped contribute. CTC is proud to support this project, helping both the Arabian leopards and giving two full time jobs to local Yemenis.  Involving the local population is the only way to save endangered wildlife. We have to make it more profitable for these animals to be alive than dead especially in very poor regions. This idea is hashed out very well in David Quammens's book Monsters of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind. We highly recommend reading this one if you have not already done so.

There is an article in our local Santa Cruz Sentinel about our friend Seabass heading over to Yemen and working on this project.  Hopefully he will be posting some great Arabian Leopard shots soon.

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