WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 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, 21 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 05.19.17

The Paris Agreement & The G-7 Summit Next week the G-7 Summit commences in Taormina, Sicily on May 26th through the 27th with leaders from Japan, United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Canada. The Summit’s agenda includes a focus discussion on: Energy and climate change; The Paris Agreement; the role of green finance; … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 05.19.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission With milder 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 FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

A BBC News report Two big cats: the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis: Learning from the past to prepare for the future: Felids face continued threat from declining prey richness, published last month in the journal Ecography. … Continue reading Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

Hwange National Park: Lion killings undermine conservation efforts

A distributing account of two lionesses killed by professional hunters instead of seeking aid from community based lion guardian groups rampantly circulated via social media last week as reported by Traveller24 and Conservation Action Trust. Two endangered lionesses were killed after being lured out of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe to a hunting trap set … Continue reading Hwange National Park: Lion killings undermine conservation efforts

South African National Parks explains the lion escape from Kruger National Park

The African News Agency reports Lions often escape from the Kruger National Park, not on a mission to hunt down humans outside the vast park, but the big cats which venture into the outside world are vulnerable ones which feel insecure and are threatened inside the sanctuary and seek new habitats elsewhere, the South African … Continue reading South African National Parks explains the lion escape from Kruger National Park

New study on declining leopard population in South Africa

Population dynamics and threats to an apex predator outside protected areas: implications for carnivore management, published last month in the Royal Society Open Science found the data on the population dynamics and threats to large carnivores are vital to conservation efforts, but these are hampered by a paucity of studies. For some species, such as … Continue reading New study on declining leopard population in South Africa

Forest rangers arrest tiger skin traders in West Sumatra

The Jakarta Post reported last week a team of forest rangers at Kerinci Seblat National Park arrested two people allegedly involved in the trade of tiger skin and tiger bone. The head of the national park, Arief Toengkagie, said the team, led by Nurhamidi, arrested two farmers, Awaludin, 46, and Sabian, 40, in Air Muring … Continue reading Forest rangers arrest tiger skin traders in West Sumatra

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 14 May 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, 14 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 14 May 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 05.12.17

Questions continue to loom over U.S. exiting the Paris Agreement The White House postponed a meeting last Tuesday to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal. The White House said late last Monday that the meeting would be rescheduled. This is the second time a meeting of top aides … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 05.12.17