WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.26.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, June 26, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.26.16

USDA/APHIS considers revising Animal Welfare Act regarding public contact with dangerous animals ~ seeks public comments

On Thursday June 23, 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it is considering whether to revise the Animal Welfare Act regulations governing the handling of (and public contact with) dangerous animals. In 2012, a coalition of animal advocacy organizations petitioned APHIS to ban all public contact … Continue reading USDA/APHIS considers revising Animal Welfare Act regarding public contact with dangerous animals ~ seeks public comments

Missing The Mark: African trophy hunting fails…

Original analysis published late last week by the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Democratic staff shows that despite the claims of wildlife trophy hunting promoters, there is little evidence to show that the practice has benefited hunted species’ survival in several African countries. The findings have major implications for endangered species protection and come a … Continue reading Missing The Mark: African trophy hunting fails…

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Report

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published an updated mid-year report on the status of Florida panthers. The report includes information on new litters, deaths and depredations. Previous years’ statistics are also included in the report. The FWC notes that a recently rescued Florida panther that was struck by a car in Collier County … Continue reading Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Report

Wildcat Haven reports on Scottish wildcat conservation efforts

Wildcat Haven a conservation group organized to save the Scottish wildcat – one of the most endangered animals in the world – is celebrating the success of its most productive season ever. Wildcat Haven was delighted to discover that no new feral or domestic cats had been reported at any of its west Lochaber monitoring … Continue reading Wildcat Haven reports on Scottish wildcat conservation efforts

Juma an olympic tragedy

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that a soldier in Brazil shot and killed a jaguar who was used in an Olympic torch event this week, prompting an outpouring of anger from animal lovers and a public apology from the local Games organizing committee. The jaguar, a 17-year-old female named Juma, was kept at … Continue reading Juma an olympic tragedy

Tiger cub abandoned on road in suburb of Paris

On Wednesday, news outlets reported a tiger cub in Paris was rescued from drug dealer who rented it out for selfies. The bizarre story emerged over the weekend after the tiger was found at the side of the road in a suburb of the French capital, apparently abandoned after his owner panicked when police started … Continue reading Tiger cub abandoned on road in suburb of Paris

Pope Francis greets tiger cub

Pope Francis meets with a six-month-old tiger cub while celebrating the Jubilee for Circus and Travelling Show People: Upon seeing the video of Pope Francis petting the tiger cub, we contemplated the engagement as sending an unintended message that public contact with big cats is permissible and prompted our CEO to send a letter to … Continue reading Pope Francis greets tiger cub

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.19.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, June 19, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.19.16

New specialized programs to protect wildcats are aiding ranchers to conserve forest habitat and authorities to track poachers

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service International announced this week a new program in Central and South American to safeguard jaguars by offering specialized programs and aid to ranchers. Known as Jaguars Forever, instruction is given to ranchers on how to peacefully co-exist with jaguars, how to prevent their livestock from being prey and provides some … Continue reading New specialized programs to protect wildcats are aiding ranchers to conserve forest habitat and authorities to track poachers