WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 January 2017

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, 29 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 January 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 01.29.17

Endangered Species Act ~ may become an endangered species With the GOP in control of Congress and the White House, Republicans are making plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government’s most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities. Over … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 01.29.17

South African National Biodiversity Institute recommends allowing the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons

The recommendation is being challenged by the Humane Society International and the producer of the film Blood Lions. Last Tuesday, the South African National Biodiversity Institute, which is the scientific authority to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), announced its recommendation to institute an annual export quota of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons, traded in large … Continue reading South African National Biodiversity Institute recommends allowing the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons

Reintroduction of tigers in an extinct tiger specie territory

Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new study, “Tiger re-establishment potential to former Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) range in Central Asia,” published in Biological Conservation, lays out a plan to reintroduce … Continue reading Reintroduction of tigers in an extinct tiger specie territory

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Panther Pulse Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Panther Pulse Update reports on the first death and new births in 2017: On January 12, 2017 a three month old male was discovered on CR832 five miles west of CR833. The kitten was struck and killed by a vehicle. On January 18, 2017 the FWC documented two male kittens … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Panther Pulse Update

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 2017

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, 22 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 2017

SA airport to remove cub petting images that give tourists the wrong message

A South African Tourism campaign in the halls of International Arrivals of OR Tambo, in Johannesburg is going to be removed—Airports Company South Africa confirmed— admitting it sends the wrong message to arriving tourists. Images in the campaign depict a wild African landscape, as well as a family of four sitting and playing with lion … Continue reading SA airport to remove cub petting images that give tourists the wrong message

Travel trade industry joins coalition to combat wildlife trafficking world wide

Adventure Travel Trade Association American Society for Travel Agents and Cruise Lines International Association announced last week they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other endangered species. These actions support the mission of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking … Continue reading Travel trade industry joins coalition to combat wildlife trafficking world wide

United States trained Ugandans in combating wildlife trafficking

The U.S. has trained Ugandan authorities in wildlife crime to build their capacity to protect the country’s natural heritage and to combat illicit trafficking that threatens both Uganda’s abundant wildlife and security. The donation of 10 wildlife crime scene investigation kits by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will assist several Ugandan agencies in … Continue reading United States trained Ugandans in combating wildlife trafficking

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

From the BBC Environment and Science News The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau is causing concern among conservationists. They are worried about the future of the snow leopard’s habitat if common leopards begin to live at higher elevations in a warming … Continue reading Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area