CITES COP 17 convenes in just six days during which the world’s governments will make vital decisions regarding wildlife

The 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is taking place in in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 24th to October 5, 2016. WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society received official approval in May from the Department of Interior, U.S. Fish … Continue reading CITES COP 17 convenes in just six days during which the world’s governments will make vital decisions regarding wildlife

Killing predators does not save livestock

Predator control should not be a shot in the dark, the title of a new study by Adrian Treves and colleagues in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment recommending policy makers suspend predator control efforts that lack evidence for functional effectiveness and that scientists focus on stringent standards of evidence in tests of predator control. … Continue reading Killing predators does not save livestock

One-tenth of the Earths’ wilderness destroyed in just two decades

A new study published last week in Current Biology: Catastrophic Declines in Wilderness Areas Undermine Global Environment Targets, by James Watson et al. and reviewed in Science asserts that we’ve destroyed one-tenth of the Earths wilderness in just two decades. Conservation certainly includes protecting declining wild fauna and flora, however, Watson thinks we’re missing the … Continue reading One-tenth of the Earths’ wilderness destroyed in just two decades

Special tiger protection force deployed to prevent poaching

DNA India reported last week, over a decade after a special task force recommended stringent measures for the protection of tigers; the Centre is examining the effectiveness of the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) deployed to prevent poaching. Debabrata Swain, Inspector General (IG), National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Nagpur, said that the two-member groups consisting … Continue reading Special tiger protection force deployed to prevent poaching

Jersey City approves circus ban

On September 14, 2016 a measure intended to ban circuses from Jersey City was adopted by the City Council to a round of applause from a group of animal lovers NJ.Com reported. The city law, which was adopted by a 7-1-1 vote, prohibits performances of certain exotic animals. Mayor Steve Fulop said he proposed the … Continue reading Jersey City approves circus ban

The last surviving tiger that appeared in Esso’s ‘Tiger in your Tank’ adverts has died

The Telegraph reported last Sunday that Tango, Britain’s oldest tiger, passed away at the age of 22 at Woodside Wildlife Park in Lincolnshire, where he’s lived since his rescue from a circus in 2014. Before he was sold to the circus, Tango was one of seven tigers to appear in the iconic Put a tiger … Continue reading The last surviving tiger that appeared in Esso’s ‘Tiger in your Tank’ adverts has died

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 September 2016

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ 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, 18 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 September 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ 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, 11 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016

U.S. District Judge ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider adding more habitat for the Canada Lynx

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday, September 7, the U.S. government was wrong to exclude large areas of the Rocky Mountains when it designated almost 40,000 square miles of habitat as critical to the survival of imperiled Canada lynx. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Montana ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider … Continue reading U.S. District Judge ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider adding more habitat for the Canada Lynx

Florida panther dies after fight with another panther

Naples Daily News reported earlier this week that a Florida panther was found dead— and was likely killed by another panther. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission stated that the 8-and-a-half-year-old female’s carcass was found in the Golden Gate Estates in Collier County. Her remains will be taken to a facility for a necropsy. … Continue reading Florida panther dies after fight with another panther