Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

A recent BBC report highlighted the desperate plight of young cheetahs trafficked from Africa to the Middle East. One key element of the new plan is to tackle the use of social media to flaunt, pose or advertise these endangered big cats. Experts welcomed the new approach as a big step for a diminishing species. … Continue reading Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

Woman who tried to sell tiger skin rugs on eBay given suspended prison term

According to prosecutors, the tiger skin rugs came from a type of tiger that became extinct in the 1980s and one of the dead animals may have been among the last of its kind. Dovile Vaitkeviciute, who traded on the auction site as Mr. Muffins Tiny Shop, admitted five offences in court. The 31-year-old, of … Continue reading Woman who tried to sell tiger skin rugs on eBay given suspended prison term

Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after escaping from enclosure

German zookeepers killed one of two lions that escaped from an enclosure after a tranquilizer failed to sedate the lion, the zoo’s director said. “It’s a very, very sad outcome but we had no choice,” said the head of the zoo in the eastern city of Leipzig, Jörg Junhold. The one-year-old lions, named Majo and … Continue reading Lion shot dead at Leipzig Zoo after escaping from enclosure

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 October 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, 09 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 October 2016