Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 14th the FWC reported the death of a 4 year old female panther was discovered in Collier County on CR846 2 miles east of Immokalee and on March 9th a 2 month old panther was discovered in Collier County on SR 82, 1.5 miles east of CR 850. Both deaths were caused by … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

According to a news report by Xinhua on March 2, 2017, China plans to build a national park 60 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park as a sanctuary for the highly-endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The Jilin provincial forestry department said last Thursday that the national park plan has been approved by the central … Continue reading Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

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

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.10.17

Former Montana Republican Congressman, Ryan Zinke was sworn in on March 1, 2017 as the Secretary of the Interior Department, assuming oversight of 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West. Zinke told Senators at a January hearing that federal land management should be done under a multiple-use model that allows hiking, hunting, … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.10.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

The FWC reported three additional panther deaths. On February 27th a male panther 5-6 years old was struck by a vehicle in Collier County on the SR82 a half mile east of CR850. On February 28th a male panther 2-3 years old was struck by a vehicle in Desoto County on the NE Four Mile … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Jaguar caught on U.S. Bureau of Land Management trail camera

A new jaguar was recently documented in Southern Arizona—the second in the past four months and the third since 2011. It’s the seventh jaguar documented in the Southwest since 1996; only one was known in this region in the previous 20 years. The jaguar was photographed on November 16, 2016 in the Dos Cabezas Mountains … Continue reading Jaguar caught on U.S. Bureau of Land Management trail camera

Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”

The United States Department of Agriculture ordered Dade City’s Wild Things to end its tiger cub swimming encounters and pay a $21,000 fine for exposing the animals to “rough or excessive public handling.” Located in Dade City, Florida, Wild Things swimming with tiger encounters broke the law by allowing the tigers to be harmed during … Continue reading Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”