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

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.24.17

On March 23rd, Sonny Perdue, Trumps pick to head the Department of Agriculture (USDA) sailed through his Senate Agricultural committee confirmation hearing. Sonny Perdue fielded several questions from Democrats and Republicans on Trump’s recent “skinny budget,” which called for USDA’s discretionary spending to be reduced by 21 percent. “Agriculture is in my heart, and I … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.24.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 22nd the remains of FP198, a radio-collared 9-year-old female panther were collected from private property located south of CR850, west of Caracara Preserve, in Lee County. The cause of death was intraspecific aggression. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 9. Biologists gain valuable information by … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Owner vintage clothing store charged with nine counts of selling items made from endangered species

The owner of a vintage clothing store on Haight Street in San Francisco was charged last Wednesday with nine counts related to selling items made of endangered species, including jaguar and snow leopard skins, the SFGate reported last Thursday. Cicely Ann Hansen, proprietor of Decades of Fashion on Haight and Belvedere streets, was charged with … Continue reading Owner vintage clothing store charged with nine counts of selling items made from endangered species

Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

According to Viet Nam Net News, local police of central Nghe An Province seized five frozen tigers after conducting a raid on a resident’s house in Dien Chau District last Monday. The tigers are alleged to be Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti), weighing some 100-150kg each, without internal organs. The police are investigating the case. … Continue reading Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

The tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar near Corbett died the same night in captivity due to septicemia and asphyxiation, wildlife officials said. The Hindustan Times reported the eight-year-old tiger suffered multiple injuries during the rescue operation and eventually succumbed. Forest officials with the help of tranquilizers and a JCB machine managed to cage … Continue reading Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

A tiger cub used as a photo prop at Jatim Park zoo in the city of Batu, East Java attacked a 4-year-old kindergartner just before a photo session, severely injuring her. The incident reportedly occurred last Tuesday afternoon. The victim, identified by her initials TAP, was on a school field trip at the popular East … Continue reading Media reports from Indonesia and South Africa depict the realities of public interactions with big cats

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.17.17

On his first day in office, Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Department of Interior signed two orders that swiftly reaffirmed his allegiance to the sportsmen community. One order aims to create more access to public lands for hunters and anglers—the other calls for more emphasis on wildlife conservation. However, another one of Zinke’s priorities is … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.17.17