WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 April 2018

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, 22 April 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 April 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified at congressional hearings earlier this month for the company’s role in the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica’s, exploitation of weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent. During the proceeding he was also questioned about Facebook’s role in facilitating the illegal trade in … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.20.18

The FWC reported a new litter of panther kittens: one male and two females were born to Mum FP220 in the Big Cypress National Preserve. The kittens are approximately five weeks old. Florida Panther statistics for 2018: One new litter was documented consisting of one male and two females for a total of three kittens … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.20.18

Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, chronicled in documentaries like “Born to Be Wild,” died on April 12th in Nairobi. She was 83. Ms. Sheldrick, a British subject was born in Africa and spent her life there, became an important voice in the movement to save the declining … Continue reading Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Jaguars learn how to survive floods in the Amazon

According to a special report published by Reuters earlier this month, Brazilian jaguars, imperiled by hunters, ranchers and destruction of their habitat have learned to survive at least one menace—flooding in the Amazon. They take to the trees! Although they can be six feet long and 200 pounds, the largest South American cats nimbly navigate … Continue reading Jaguars learn how to survive floods in the Amazon

Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

The Advocate reports: A judge in Baton Rouge to rule on state’s big cat ban as Grosse Tete truck stop pushes for new tiger. The state judge said last Tuesday she’ll rule on the legality of Louisiana’s big cat ban after hearing arguments from attorneys for the state, an animal rights group and an Iberville … Continue reading Grosse Tete truck stop owner wants new tiger

Lion tamer refused license

The BBC News reports: The UK’s last lion tamer was refused a license to use three big cats in a travelling circus. Thomas Chipperfield’s appeal against the decision, made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in July, was also dismissed in court. A DEFRA spokesman said it remained “absolute” in its … Continue reading Lion tamer refused license

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

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, 08 April 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.06.18

The Center for Biological Diversity’s suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking documents under the Freedom of Information Act about wildlife being imported into the United States was ruled on last Friday, March 30, 2018. U.S. Magistrate Judge, Bruce G. Macdonald for the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, ordered the agency to … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.06.18