SciCafe: ¡Salud! Conserving Mexican Wildlife

Part of SciCafe

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A close-up photograph of a jaguar, strolling in dry scrub grass at a sanctuary for rescued animals in Oaxaca, Mexico. Courtesy of S. Mena Ferreira/Unsplash
Habitat loss continues to be a major threat to wildlife – but so is society's general disconnect from our neighbors in nature. 

In this SciCafe, Rodrigo A. Medellín, senior professor of ecology at the University of Mexico, will share the latest on innovative biodiversity conservation efforts that are changing the prospects for wildlife, from big cats to long-nosed bats. Find out how his team is tackling jaguar conservation by adjusting these predators' food chain and how agave farmers and mezcal consumers are improving conditions for multiple species – and how you can make a difference in this effort.