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(Published by the The Wildlife Society - wildlife.org) In his 35 years studying ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), 42-year TWS member Michael Tewes has seen plenty of efforts to conserve them in his home state of Texas, but they haven’t had much success. The endangered wild cat, a tawny and spotted animal weighing about 20 pounds, continues to struggle, despite expanding refuges, road-crossing structures and other efforts undertaken to help them survive. Read full article here.
Join us Tuesday, April 30th, at 4:00 pm at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center to hear a presentation by nature photographer, Daniel Garza Tobón, on the Role of Nature Photography in Wildlife Conservation. This presentation is open to the free and open to the public. Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center 1730 W Corral Ave, Kingsville, TX 78363
The narrative from the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture presented by Dr. Michael Tewes is now available online. Read Dr. Tewes' explanation of the conservation challenges facing the elusive ocelot, a decoratively spotted feline adorning natural areas in the Western Hemisphere. Its northern range reaches the southern tip of Texas with fewer than 80 ocelots remaining in two small isolated populations. Click here to view the narrative.
KINGSVILLE (March 26, 2019) — Dr. Michael Tewes has been studying the elusive ocelot for 35 years. During that time, several ideas have come forward from various agencies and private landowner on how to protect their small number. Tewes will present the 37th Annual Faculty Lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the auditorium at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center. His program is entitled Conservation Status and Recovery of the Endangered Ocelot in the United States—A 35-Year Perspective.