Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

The killing of more than 50 lions on a Free State farm last week has conservationists in an uproar over the government’s lion skeleton export policy, the TimesLIVE South Africa reports. Bloemfontein SPCA senior inspector Reinet Meyer said that last week they had received a complaint that two lions were being kept in temporary containers … Continue reading Conservationists up in arms over government’s lion skeleton export policy

Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

Daphne Sheldrick, a wildlife conservationist who saved hundreds of orphaned elephants in Africa, chronicled in documentaries like “Born to Be Wild,” died on April 12th in Nairobi. She was 83. Ms. Sheldrick, a British subject was born in Africa and spent her life there, became an important voice in the movement to save the declining … Continue reading Revered elephant conservationist dies at 83

U.S. Jaguar caught on film

Wildlife conservationists released new video footage showing what is believed to be one of three jaguars to be seen in the United States in the past few years. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) released the video taken this summer last Thursday, stating the big cat was the same one first seen on camera in … Continue reading U.S. Jaguar caught on film

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 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, 30 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 April 2017

Mangrove loss endangers the Rusty-Spotted cat

The Times of India reports a couple of international and national wildlife and nature conservation organizations have taken up a first-of-its-kind study exclusively focusing on the conservation of the highly endangered lesser known Rusty-Spotted Cat in Andhra Pradesh. The species of the felidae or cat family are fast depleting due to mangroves and forest loss. … Continue reading Mangrove loss endangers the Rusty-Spotted cat

Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

The carcass of T-222 or Prince was found earlier this month under mysterious circumstances. The Karnataka forest department was forced to take the step after conservationists, alleging that the animal had fallen prey to poachers, pointed out several loopholes in the previous investigation and threatened to launch an indefinite protest. The controversy has erupted at … Continue reading Re-investigation into the death of Karnataka’s famous tiger

Karnataka’s roaring tiger story threatened by snares

Two of the cats died in the span of a fortnight near Nagarahole after getting caught in traps. The Hindu reported last Tuesday. The death of six tigers in the new year on the fringes of Karnataka’s Nagarahole and Bandipur Tiger Reserves, both conservation success stories, has thrown up tough questions for conservators. Last Sunday, … Continue reading Karnataka’s roaring tiger story threatened by snares

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017

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

What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate

In a press conference last Monday at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, three researchers discussed how detailed satellite observations have facilitated ecological studies of change over time. The presenters discussed how changes in Arctic sea ice cover have helped scientists predict a 30 percent drop in the global population of polar bears … Continue reading What satellites can tell us about how animals will fare in a changing climate