WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 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, 06 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 08.04.17

Top Environmental Protection Agency official resigns over direction of agency under Trump The Hill reported a top Environmental Protection Agency official resigned last Tuesday in protest of the direction the EPA has taken under Trump. Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 08.04.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 08.04.17

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 08.04.17

Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Sanctuaries based in Namibia and Kenya offered to take wild animals owned by wealthy people in the UAE following an amnesty period that allowed animals to be rehomed. The deadline was July 1st; one of the largest havens for rescued cheetahs say they have yet to be contacted despite efforts to form links with private … Continue reading Sanctuaries in Africa offer to take exotic pets from the United Arab Emirates following amnesty

Lions, Tigers and Bears rescued from war-torn Aleppo

An animal welfare group rescued nine exotic animals—endangered lions, tigers and bears—from a devastated Zoo near the Syrian city of Aleppo, successfully evacuating them to Turkey. The international animal welfare organization Four Paws, which in April saved three year-old lion Simba, and Lula the bear from the Iraqi city of Mosul, extracted three lions, two … Continue reading Lions, Tigers and Bears rescued from war-torn Aleppo

Government advisory body calls for complete ban on animals in circuses

News outlets in India report a government advisory body has pitched for a complete ban on animals in circuses and suitable changes in legislation, saying the existing regulations are “unworkable” and ineffective in ending the “institutionalized cruelty” to animals. The chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) wrote to the Ministry of Environment … Continue reading Government advisory body calls for complete ban on animals in circuses

Driving tigers to the brink

A news report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN): The survival of tigers in the wild depends largely upon the willingness of the tiger range countries to ensure adequate protection of succinctly large areas from inappropriate development and activities such as roads and poaching. Research on Amur tigers in Russia suggests … Continue reading Driving tigers to the brink

Colorado’s wildlife crossings save lives

The Aspen Times reported last week that drivers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild animals last year, resulting in two human deaths and almost 400 injuries, according to data from a state road kill survey. That represents a roughly 50% increase in wildlife collisions over the past four years. Summit County is part of the … Continue reading Colorado’s wildlife crossings save lives