Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified at congressional hearings earlier this month for the company’s role in the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica’s, exploitation of weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent. During the proceeding he was also questioned about Facebook’s role in facilitating the illegal trade in … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.20.18

Believed to be a shapeshifter critically endangered Sumatran tiger savagely tortured and killed

Remote Indonesian villagers who were becoming increasingly fearful that a shapeshifter was hiding out in their community killed and disemboweled a rare Sumatran tiger last Sunday because they thought it harnessed supernatural powers, conservation officials said. The bloodied carcass of the critically endangered big cat was photographed hanging from beams covering a public gathering space … Continue reading Believed to be a shapeshifter critically endangered Sumatran tiger savagely tortured and killed

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On April 5th the FWC reported the death of a one-and-half year old female panther discovered in Hendry County on CR835 south of Dooley Grade; she was struck by a vehicle. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 10. Biologists gain valuable information by examining panther remains. Please … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

In a joint press release issued last week by Freeland and Panthera revealed a “new scientific survey confirmed the presence of the world’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers and provided the first photographic evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand in over 15 years. Conducted in partnership by Freeland and Panthera with support from … Continue reading New study provides evidence of breeding tigers and cubs in eastern Thailand

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 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, 26 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 26 March 2017

Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

According to Viet Nam Net News, local police of central Nghe An Province seized five frozen tigers after conducting a raid on a resident’s house in Dien Chau District last Monday. The tigers are alleged to be Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti), weighing some 100-150kg each, without internal organs. The police are investigating the case. … Continue reading Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

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