WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 February 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, 26 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 February 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.24.17

Scott Pruitt, the newly confirmed chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, had closely coordinated ties with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, while he served as the Attorney General in Oklahoma. Prior to his confirmation, an Oklahoma judge ruled that Pruitt had been illegally withholding … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.24.17

Florida Panther Population

On February 22, 2017 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced in a joint press release the updated estimated number of endangered Florida panthers in their breeding range south of the Caloosahatchee River. The updated population estimate is 120 to 230 adult and sub-adult Florida … Continue reading Florida Panther Population

Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

After keeping the big cat under observation for 12 hours, the forest department released the three-and-a-half-year-old leopard in the Shivalik Hills. Officials said the big cat was released after he was declared fit, following a medical examination. According to the Times of India, the leopard was rescued by a team of forest and wildlife officials … Continue reading Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

An investigation by international animal welfare charity World Animal Protection (WAP) has exposed that Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. is planning to reopen under the new name Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. WAP is extremely concerned about these developments given the appalling circumstances and conditions that led to the closure of Tiger Temple and … Continue reading Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

Game Over: Nature and Markets Fight Back

The average price of a buffalo bull fell 71 percent, to 95,704 rand ($7,336), in 2016 and is now a fraction of the record 2.1 million rand set in 2013, according to Vleissentraal, an auction house. Prices of golden wildebeest, black impala and kudu bulls dropped 60 percent to 80 percent. “There has been an … Continue reading Game Over: Nature and Markets Fight Back

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 19 February 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, 19 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 19 February 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.17.17

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is in the hot-seat. On Thursday, February 16th, the Republican-controlled Senate was poised to confirm the controversial choice to lead the EPA cleared a key hurdle. The Senate gave an initial green light to the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on a … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.17.17

Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest

According to a report published last week by Mongabay’s Indonesia team, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry announced that hidden cameras had confirmed the presence of Javan leopards (Panthera pardus melas) in Cikepuh, a wildlife sanctuary along the island’s southern coast. The animals, listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, were previously believed to … Continue reading Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest

Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf: Food Habits and Prey Selection in the Central Himalayas, Nepal

A new study published last week in the journal PLOS One, Dr. Chetri and his team are studying conflicts between humans and snow leopards in areas of Nepal in order to find ways to mitigate them. That’s why they spent more than 150 days in the Central Himalayas sniffing out snow leopard scat. Embedded in … Continue reading Snow Leopard and Himalayan Wolf: Food Habits and Prey Selection in the Central Himalayas, Nepal