700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

A new study has found that nearly half (47%) of the mammals and nearly a quarter (24.4%) of the birds on the IUCN Red List of threatened species are negatively impacted by climate change: a total of about 700 species. Previous assessments had said only 7% of listed mammals and 4% of birds were impacted. … Continue reading 700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

Help Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with panther research by reporting sightings

With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to … Continue reading Help Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission with panther research by reporting sightings

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.11.17

Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke’s nomination for Secretary of the Department of Interior is pending a full Senate floor final vote. Zinke was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on January 31st. Meanwhile, Sonny Perdue, Trump’s pick for the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture remains pending a Senate committee hearing and Scott … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.11.17

Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

Indiana Representative Eberhart introduced House Bill 1332 that will prohibit a person from possessing, selling, transferring, or breeding a dangerous wild animal, and prohibits a person who owns a dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the animal. HB 1332 was referred to the house committee … Continue reading Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

Tiger cub found dead in Nagarahole

The Hindu reported last week that a tiger cub was found dead in the D.B. Kuppe range of the Nagarahole National Park. The carcass of the six-month-old cub was found in the Kaimara area close to the Karnataka-Kerala border; the whiskers, nails, teeth and bones were intact. Conservator of Forests, S. Manikandan, said the death … Continue reading Tiger cub found dead in Nagarahole

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 12 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, 12 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 12 February 2017

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service removes AWA inspection reports from website

On February 3, 2017 the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provided the following statment regarding the removal of certain documents from the USDA/APHIS database accessible from the agency’s website: “APHIS, during the past year, has conducted a comprehensive review of the information it posts on its website for the general public to … Continue reading USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service removes AWA inspection reports from website

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05 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, 05 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05 February 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.04.17

Last Tuesday, Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke’s nomination for Secretary of the Department of Interior passed a Senate committee. Zinke is now one step closer to leading the agency that manages millions of acres of federal land its natural resources. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved Zinke on a 16-6 vote largely along … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.04.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Panther Update

The second panther death of the year was reported last Monday, January 30, 2017 after a 4-year-old big cat died after battling with another panther. Called intraspecific aggression, panthers will fight to the death over territory, which equates to feeding and breeding grounds. The big cat was found on private property in Hendry County just … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Panther Update