WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 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, 16 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 07.14.17

G20 Summit and The Paris Agreement At the G20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month, world leaders made clear the U.S.’s isolated stance on climate change, with 19 of the G20 countries affirming their commitment to the “irreversible” Paris climate agreement, The Guardian reports. After lengthy negotiations that stretched well into Saturday, the … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.14.17

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.14.17

On July 3rd the FWC reported the recovery of a 5 year old male panther. The panther was euthanized after it was struck by a vehicle on Immokalee Road, 2 miles east of Coller Boulevard in Collier County. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 16. On June … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 07.14.17

USFWS announces review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is reviewing the endangered status of the Florida panther. The panther, Florida’s state animal, has been on the endangered list since the list was first enacted in 1967. Federal rules require the agency to review the status of each endangered or threatened species every five years, … Continue reading USFWS announces review of the Florida Panther’s endangered status

A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

New research into the behavior of these big cats indicates that they don’t like encountering humans any more than we like bumping into them on hiking trails. The findings are particularly valuable as human development encroaches on lion habitat and drives up the number of human-puma encounters. “We exposed pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains … Continue reading A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

Proposed lynx reintroduction

The Lynx UK Trust requested permission to introduce up to six of the big cats to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland. The Trust said the animals, which can grow to 4.2 feet in length, belong in Britain and there is a “moral obligation” to bring them back. The proposed plan would initially involve six lynx, … Continue reading Proposed lynx reintroduction

67 tiger deaths in India

In just six month 67 tigers have died—and the Indian government does not know why—the New Indian Express reported early this month. In a worrying trend in the first six months this year, 11 tigers died every month, which means one tiger death reported every three days. What should concern the government more is that … Continue reading 67 tiger deaths in India

South Africa approves sale of lion bones

News24 reports lion bone export quota in South Africa is a done deal. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) officially announced a government-approved annual export quota of 800 lion bone skeletons, despite worldwide revulsion and opposition to South Africa’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industries. The latest decision flies in the face of global … Continue reading South Africa approves sale of lion bones

Local news from the States

Santa Fe City Councilor proposes banning circuses Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell introduced a proposed ordinance that would prohibit circuses and other traveling animal acts in Santa Fe; rodeos would be exempt. Lindell said her measure targeting animal acts would fail if rodeos were included. Debby Everett district leader with HSUS in Santa Fe … Continue reading Local news from the States

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