WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 June 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, 25 June 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 25 June 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 06.23.17

The Paris Agreement: few Americans support U.S. withdrawal from the agreement American support for the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change is very low, according to a new poll. Half of Americans believe Trump’s decision to exit the accords will stunt long-term economic growth. The new poll from The Associated Press and … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 06.23.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.23.17

The FWC recovered the remains of a 2 to 3 year old male panther on June 16th. The panther died after it was struck by a vehicle on CR 846 east of Immokalee in Hendry County. On June 11th, the FWC collected the remains of a panther in Golden Gates Estates in Collier County. The … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.23.17

Romania becomes seventh EU country to ban wild animals in circuses

The Romanian Parliament approved a bill that bans all circuses throughout the country from using wild animals such as lions, tigers and bears as part of their performances. The bill will also prohibit the use of any animal that has been born in captivity or captured from their natural habitat—even if it’s tamed to be … Continue reading Romania becomes seventh EU country to ban wild animals in circuses

New York City Council approves ban of wild animal acts

New York Daily News reported last Wednesday that the Council voted 43-6 to pass the bill, which bans elephants, lions, tigers, bears, giraffes and other beasts from big tops in the five boroughs. “This legislation will ensure that animals are in their natural state, not confined in small boxes or treated in other inhumane ways,” … Continue reading New York City Council approves ban of wild animal acts

Lions found beaten and starving in a Russian hotel

According to the Daily Mail UK, two emaciated lions are fighting for their lives after being found weak and abandoned in a Russian hotel. The owner fled abroad to avoid police, apparently leaving the wild animals to die, according to reports. The starving big cats, wounded from beatings with a metal rod, were bought on … Continue reading Lions found beaten and starving in a Russian hotel

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 June 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, 11 June 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 June 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 06.09.17

The Paris Agreement Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In” on Paris Climate Agreement In response to Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a group of governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 06.09.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.09.17

Operation Panther Relocation FWC biologists reported on June 1st the successful capture and relocation of an approximately 1 and a half-year-old male panther from an area in Lee County with very limited suitable habitat, thanks to citizens who contacted FWC. The panther was lingering in a neighborhood very close to a busy four-lane highway. The … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.09.17

Mountain lion kittens perish after abandonment

The Los Angeles Times reported last Wednesday that wildlife officials announced two small mountain lion kittens abandoned by their mother in the Santa Monica Mountains have died. Known as P-57 and P-58, the male and female kittens were likely their mother’s first litter, according to Kate Kuykendall, acting deputy superintendent for the Santa Monica Mountains … Continue reading Mountain lion kittens perish after abandonment