WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 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, 30 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.28.17

On April 25, 2017, Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 last Monday evening. “We are all stewards of the land owned or rented, and … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.28.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 25, 2017 the FWC documented a new litter of kittens: 1 male and 2 females belonging to Mom FP199; the age of the trio is unknown. On April 20, 2017 FWC reported collecting the remains of panther UCFP307 on CR846, 2.6 miles west of County Line Road in Collier County. The cause of … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Mangrove loss endangers the Rusty-Spotted cat

The Times of India reports a couple of international and national wildlife and nature conservation organizations have taken up a first-of-its-kind study exclusively focusing on the conservation of the highly endangered lesser known Rusty-Spotted Cat in Andhra Pradesh. The species of the felidae or cat family are fast depleting due to mangroves and forest loss. … Continue reading Mangrove loss endangers the Rusty-Spotted cat

Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

The carcass of T-222 or Prince was found earlier this month under mysterious circumstances. The Karnataka forest department was forced to take the step after conservationists, alleging that the animal had fallen prey to poachers, pointed out several loopholes in the previous investigation and threatened to launch an indefinite protest. The controversy has erupted at … Continue reading Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

Seoul zoo tigers on the move

A group of Siberian tigers currently exhibited at a local zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, will be transferred to a government-owned arboretum this summer, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, The Korean Herald reported. Selected tigers at the Seoul Zoo will be relocated to a 48,000-square-meter forest designed to simulate a … Continue reading Seoul zoo tigers on the move

Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards

A male and female Amur leopard are due to arrive at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie. A specially built enclosure, that covers a large section of the 105-hectare park in the Cairngorms, has recently been completed to house the pair. But the leopards, which live in the wild in … Continue reading Public banned from viewing Amur Leopards

LA to ban wild or exotic animals in shows

Los Angeles will no longer allow wild or exotic animals to be used for entertainment purposes—such as circuses, exotic animal shows, or similar venues. The city council unanimously approved a motion to draft the ban last Tuesday. The motion was introduced by council member David Ryu. “Wild and exotic animals have a long history of … Continue reading LA to ban wild or exotic animals in shows

Captive wild animals euthanized after location permit denied

A wildlife sanctuary in Elbert County, Colorado euthanized 11 large animals because of flooding concerns and after the board of commissioners denied a relocation permit. Lion’s Gate Sanctuary said it humanely put down five bears, three lions and three tigers. Co-owner Joan Laub said it was done because of flooding on the property made it … Continue reading Captive wild animals euthanized after location permit denied

Kuki Gallmann shot as land invasions surge in Kenya

Kuki Gallmann was shot at her conservation park in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya. The Italian-born author of the memoir I Dreamed of Africa was shot in the stomach last Sunday after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed, a family friend said. Gallmann was … Continue reading Kuki Gallmann shot as land invasions surge in Kenya