Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.09.17

Operation Panther Relocation FWC biologists reported on June 1st the successful capture and relocation of an approximately 1 and a half-year-old male panther from an area in Lee County with very limited suitable habitat, thanks to citizens who contacted FWC. The panther was lingering in a neighborhood very close to a busy four-lane highway. The … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.09.17

South African National Parks explains the lion escape from Kruger National Park

The African News Agency reports Lions often escape from the Kruger National Park, not on a mission to hunt down humans outside the vast park, but the big cats which venture into the outside world are vulnerable ones which feel insecure and are threatened inside the sanctuary and seek new habitats elsewhere, the South African … Continue reading South African National Parks explains the lion escape from Kruger National Park

Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

The tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar near Corbett died the same night in captivity due to septicemia and asphyxiation, wildlife officials said. The Hindustan Times reported the eight-year-old tiger suffered multiple injuries during the rescue operation and eventually succumbed. Forest officials with the help of tranquilizers and a JCB machine managed to cage … Continue reading Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

South African rangers hunting caracals for hunting endangered penguins

On Wednesday, REUTERS reported that South African wildlife rangers are stepping up efforts to hunt one of two caracal cats blamed for killing around 130 endangered penguins at a tourist beach near Cape Town. Following several failed hunts, Cape Town conservation authorities will close Burghers Walk close to Boulders Beach overnight as they lay down … Continue reading South African rangers hunting caracals for hunting endangered penguins

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

Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

A recent BBC report highlighted the desperate plight of young cheetahs trafficked from Africa to the Middle East. One key element of the new plan is to tackle the use of social media to flaunt, pose or advertise these endangered big cats. Experts welcomed the new approach as a big step for a diminishing species. … Continue reading Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 October 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, 09 October 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 October 2016

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

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, July 31, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured

July 31, 2016: News outlets in the UK report the Carpathian lynx, aka Flaviu was captured on Saturday morning. They tracked him to farmland where he caught four lambs. Zoo staff believe he was adapting to his conditions and learning to hunt, prompting them to bait him into a trap. Flaviu was discovered near the … Continue reading Dartmoor Zoo’s runaway lynx, Flaviu is captured