WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 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, 06 May 2018 … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 May 2018

Eyes on Washington week ending 05.04.18

Macron breaks with Trump on climate change: ‘There’s no Planet B’ French President Emmanuel Macron, in an address to a joint meeting of Congress last month, laid out a couple of key areas where he differs with Donald Trump—one being the Paris climate accords. During his speech, Macron warned of long-term consequences if the world … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 05.04.18

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 05.04.18

Florida Panther statistics for 2018: One new litter was documented consisting of one male and two females for a total of three kittens born in 2018. Fourteen panther deaths were documented in 2018 consisting of: Six males and eight females. Of the fourteen deaths, three were less than six months old. Twelve deaths were caused … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 05.04.18

Land purchase opens the possibility of a future wildlife crossing

Mountain lions that roam two Southern California mountain ranges separated by a freeway are the impetus for a recent land purchase—the first step toward creating a wildlife crossing to enable the pumas to mingle and breed, the Los Angeles Times reported last week. The Nature Conservancy purchased a 73-acre property adjacent to the eastern side … Continue reading Land purchase opens the possibility of a future wildlife crossing

Shocking discovery at the U.S./Mexico border

Last week, media outlets reported that border patrol agents on the U.S./Mexico border made a shocking discovery when they came across an abandoned black duffle bag: a male tiger cub. While on duty, the agents saw three people attempting to enter the Unites States illegally, through Brownsville, Texas. The men dropped the bag as they … Continue reading Shocking discovery at the U.S./Mexico border

Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

A staff member at Marakele Predator Centre in Thabazimbi, Limpopo province shot and killed a male lion named Shamba after it mauled Michael Hodge, the proprietor of the facility, news outlets reported last Wednesday. A video of the mauling lit up news and social media posts. Hodge was walking in an enclosure behind the lion … Continue reading Lion killed after attacking owner of wildlife center in South Africa

Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

The killing of more than 50 lions on a Free State farm last week has conservationists in an uproar over the government’s lion skeleton export policy, the TimesLIVE South Africa reports. Bloemfontein SPCA senior inspector Reinet Meyer said that last week they had received a complaint that two lions were being kept in temporary containers … Continue reading Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

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