Conservationists in Zimbabwe reported the death of Jericho companion to Cecil

Lion researchers at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park reported earlier this month that that the carcass of a 12-year-old male lion named Jericho was found under a bush and that the animal likely died of natural causes four days prior to his discovery. The Hwange Lion Research Project says Jericho was old for a male lion … Continue reading Conservationists in Zimbabwe reported the death of Jericho companion to Cecil

76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

The Times of India reported earlier this month as many as 76 tiger deaths were reported in the country from January to October this year, with Madhya Pradesh at the top of the list, accounting for nearly a third of all mortalities. Karnataka, which boasts the highest tiger population among states, was second with 13 … Continue reading 76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

CITES COP 17 convenes in just six days during which the world’s governments will make vital decisions regarding wildlife

The 17th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is taking place in in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 24th to October 5, 2016. WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society received official approval in May from the Department of Interior, U.S. Fish … Continue reading CITES COP 17 convenes in just six days during which the world’s governments will make vital decisions regarding wildlife

Jersey City approves circus ban

On September 14, 2016 a measure intended to ban circuses from Jersey City was adopted by the City Council to a round of applause from a group of animal lovers NJ.Com reported. The city law, which was adopted by a 7-1-1 vote, prohibits performances of certain exotic animals. Mayor Steve Fulop said he proposed the … Continue reading Jersey City approves circus ban

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 September 2016

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, 18 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 18 September 2016

IUCN Approves Motion 009

IUCN Approves Motion 009 to terminate the practice of breeding lions in captivity for the purpose of canned shooting On the opening day of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, the IUCN approved Motion 009 terminating the practice of breeding lions in captivity for the purpose of “canned shooting,” also known … Continue reading IUCN Approves Motion 009

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ August 21, 2016

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, August 21, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ August 21, 2016

Protection of the African Lion: A Critical Analysis of the Current International Legal Regime

A new study by Samantha Watts, from the University of Cape Town, Protection of the African Lion: A Critical Analysis of the Current International Legal Regime explores the current international regime that pertains to the African lion—a species that needs adequate protection across its range—a range that does not adhere to state boundaries. Ms. Watts’ … Continue reading Protection of the African Lion: A Critical Analysis of the Current International Legal Regime

Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC

Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC Cecil’s Roar, Inc. and partners from around the world ~ committed to ending trophy hunting, canned hunting, and animal cruelty ~ are gathering for a rally ~ Cecil 2016 ~ at the Sylvan Theatre on grounds of the National Mall in Washington, DC., on Saturday, … Continue reading Cecil 2016 ~ Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ Washington, DC