Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

According to a news report by Xinhua on March 2, 2017, China plans to build a national park 60 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park as a sanctuary for the highly-endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The Jilin provincial forestry department said last Thursday that the national park plan has been approved by the central … Continue reading Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest

According to a report published last week by Mongabay’s Indonesia team, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry announced that hidden cameras had confirmed the presence of Javan leopards (Panthera pardus melas) in Cikepuh, a wildlife sanctuary along the island’s southern coast. The animals, listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, were previously believed to … Continue reading Camera traps reveal undiscovered leopard population in Javan forest

Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

A new report published by WWF-TRAFFIC ahead of last week’s UN meeting on snow leopards and International Snow Leopard Day, An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited estimates that between 221-450 snow leopards have been poached annually since 2008—a minimum of four per week. But this number could be substantially higher since many killings … Continue reading Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

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

Balkan wildlife faces extinction threat from border fence to control migrants

According to an article appearing in The Guardian this week, a controversial razor-wire fence put up by Slovenia along its border with Croatia could wipe out local bear, lynx and wolf populations. The death toll of animals killed by a razor wire fence designed to stop migrants crossing into Europe is mounting, amid warnings that … Continue reading Balkan wildlife faces extinction threat from border fence to control migrants

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, July 24, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday, 07.24.16

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, July 3, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 07.03.16

United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement

VoA reported this week one of 16 tiger cubs seized from illegal wildlife traffickers was mostly likely reared in an illegal tiger farm in Thailand and destined for China. Tougher law enforcement and regional cooperation to combat wildlife and timber trafficking is needed in South East Asia, says the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. … Continue reading United Nations is calling for tougher animal trafficking enforcement

Humans and wildlife often come into conflict as habitat loss provokes big cats to expand their ranges

Humans and wildcats often come into conflict as habitat loss provokes big cats to expand their ranges–finding easy prey…resulting in deadly consequences for all… As is the case in India’s Gir forest. The BBC reported earlier this week that a pride of 18 lions in western Gujarat state were captured after three people were killed … Continue reading Humans and wildlife often come into conflict as habitat loss provokes big cats to expand their ranges

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.12.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, June 12, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.12.16