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

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.28.17

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approves S 1514 by a 14 to 7 vote The Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act (S 1514), was passed by the committee by a vote of 14 to 7 with broad bipartisan support. Republican Senator John Barrasso, chairman of the committee stated: “The bill … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.28.17

Global Tiger Day ~ July 29th

On Saturday, July 29th, people from around the world participated in events and programs in honor of International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day. International Tiger Day was created during the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public … Continue reading Global Tiger Day ~ July 29th

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.28.17

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The FWC is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage. The FWC is interested in photos of panthers or their tracks. Anyone lucky … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.28.17

Montgomery County Council gets cheers over circus animal ban

The Sentinel reported last week that circus animals may no longer be welcomed in the County as the County Council is likely to pass a bill banning performance animals from staying in the County. Eight of the nine County Council members are co-sponsoring Bill 23-17 which would ban businesses and traveling shows such as circuses … Continue reading Montgomery County Council gets cheers over circus animal ban

Tiger hide seized in India

The Times of India reported earlier last week that a tiger hide was confiscated in a joint operation by police and forest officials in Chhindawara district of Madhya Pradesh. Four people involved in the crime were arrested, but a fifth suspect remains at large. Police received a tip-off about suspects as they were looking for … Continue reading Tiger hide seized in India

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 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, 23 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 23 July 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

The Endangered Species Act On Wednesday, July 19th, Congress held two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Since it was enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has saved more than 99 percent of listed species from extinction. But opponents … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.21.17

On July 18th the FWC reported the death of a 2 and half year old female panther. The panther was struck by a vehicle on Collier Boulevard near City Gate Boulevard in Collier County. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 17. Help with panther research by reporting … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.21.17

The Lion’s Share

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report, THE LION’S SHARE: South Africa’s trade exacerbates demand for tiger parts and derivatives, as the 29th Meeting of the Animals Committee under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, began on July 18th in Geneva, Switzerland. “Trade in bones and … Continue reading The Lion’s Share