Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

Travel trade industry joins coalition to combat wildlife trafficking world wide

Adventure Travel Trade Association American Society for Travel Agents and Cruise Lines International Association announced last week they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other endangered species. These actions support the mission of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking … Continue reading Travel trade industry joins coalition to combat wildlife trafficking world wide

Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

A new report published by WWF-TRAFFIC ahead of last week’s UN meeting on snow leopards and International Snow Leopard Day, An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited estimates that between 221-450 snow leopards have been poached annually since 2008—a minimum of four per week. But this number could be substantially higher since many killings … Continue reading Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, May 8, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service graduates new class of Wildlife Detector Dogs

The newest class of four Wildlife Detector Dogs — Dock, Dutton, Hanna and Smokey and their human partners graduated and will soon spread out across the nation to some of the busiest ports of entry for wildlife trade. There they will get to work conserving species like elephant, rhino, alligator and more. The USFWS Wildlife … Continue reading U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service graduates new class of Wildlife Detector Dogs