A member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) told Mehr News that despite all efforts, the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah project in Iran has practically failed. Mohammad Sadegh Farhadinia, a member of the IUCN, said the number of the endangered Asiatic cheetah in Iran seems to have dropped compared to … Continue reading Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?
The survey of more than 100 tiger conservation areas, where an estimated 70% of the world’s wild tigers live, found that only 13% of them are able to meet global standards—according to a joint statement from the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CATS), an accreditation system designed to measure … Continue reading Tigers in more than one-third of protected areas surveyed are severely at risk of dying out
The GB Times reported last week that China implemented a Natural Resource Monitoring System in a northeast national park for Siberian tiger and Amur leopard conservation efforts. Beijing Normal University and the State Forestry Administration’s Monitoring and Research Centre for the Siberian tiger and Amur leopard are using this intelligent system which was officially launched … Continue reading China sets up monitoring system for Siberian tiger and Amur leopard conservation
The Far Eastern or Amur leopard is already among the rarest of the world’s big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV). A new study published last month in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases: Canine Distemper Virus in a Wild Far Eastern Leopard (Panthera pardus … Continue reading Canine Distemper found in rare Amur Leopard
An environmental group secured the development rights to a key piece of land in the LaBelle area, a 460-acre tract that’s expected to move the Florida panther recovery forward by giving the cats’ easier access to lands to the north. The Nature Conservancy paid nearly $2 million to keep the land in an eternal state … Continue reading Land for Florida Panthers!
The Denver Post reports an extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities said. “There was an absolute wanton disregard for our conservation laws,” Washington Department … Continue reading Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon
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 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017
A news report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN): The survival of tigers in the wild depends largely upon the willingness of the tiger range countries to ensure adequate protection of succinctly large areas from inappropriate development and activities such as roads and poaching. Research on Amur tigers in Russia suggests … Continue reading Driving tigers to the brink
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, 30 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 2017
On Saturday, July 29th, people from around the world participated in events and programs in honor of International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day. International Tiger Day was created during the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010, to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public … Continue reading Global Tiger Day ~ July 29th