The United Arab Emirates adopts new law banning private ownership of wild animals

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, international news outlets reported on the United Arab Emirates new that law forbids dealing in and the ownership of all types of wild, domesticated and dangerous animals. The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a … Continue reading The United Arab Emirates adopts new law banning private ownership of wild animals

Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, according to a new study, “The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation,” published last month in the Journal Proceedings of the National … Continue reading Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

Tiger Temple abbot facing trafficking charges

The Bangkok Post reported in late December that authorities will file an illegal tiger trade complaint against the abbot of the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi after tests showed the DNA of six dead cubs did not match any of the 147 tigers found at the temple. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation … Continue reading Tiger Temple abbot facing trafficking charges

Jaguar draft recovery plan

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced the availability of their draft recovery plan for the jaguar on December 20, 2016 in the Federal Register. The jaguar is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The jaguar draft recovery plan includes specific recovery objectives and criteria in order for USFWS to remove the … Continue reading Jaguar draft recovery plan

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017