Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

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

Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

Indiana Representative Eberhart introduced House Bill 1332 that will prohibit a person from possessing, selling, transferring, or breeding a dangerous wild animal, and prohibits a person who owns a dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the animal. HB 1332 was referred to the house committee … Continue reading Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 15 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, 15 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 15 January 2017

Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

On January 5, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported a fluffy, blue-eyed mountain lion known as P-52 was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway—the same freeway where his mother was killed last month. The 7-month-old kitten died a few miles away from where his mother, P-39, was hit and killed … Continue reading Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

California mountain lions trying to survive in fragmented wilderness, hemmed in by major highways and urban sprawl

A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service wildlife study was struck and killed this month on a Los Angeles-area freeway, an all-too-common fate for the big cats living in an increasingly urbanized environment. Last week biologists confirmed the dead cougar was P-39, an adult female with three 6-month-old kittens, the National … Continue reading California mountain lions trying to survive in fragmented wilderness, hemmed in by major highways and urban sprawl

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

Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission approves two controversial ‘Predator Control Plans’

Last Wednesday, Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission (CPW) approved two controversial “Predator Control Plans” to help the state’s dwindling mule deer population, as part of its predator management strategy. In a unanimous vote, the commission decided to move ahead with its plan to reduce the numbers of mountain lions and black bears in two regions … Continue reading Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife Commission approves two controversial ‘Predator Control Plans’

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 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, 04 December 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 04 December 2016

Permit issued to kill Mountain Lion in California

State officials issued a permit to kill the mountain lion known as P-45 after the big cat was strongly suspected of slaughtering nearly a dozen alpacas and a goat at ranches in the Malibu Hills, The Los Angeles Times reports. But the possibility of the roughly 4-year-old male lion dying in a legally sanctioned hunt … Continue reading Permit issued to kill Mountain Lion in California