Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

According to a news report by Xinhua on March 2, 2017, China plans to build a national park 60 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park as a sanctuary for the highly-endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The Jilin provincial forestry department said last Thursday that the national park plan has been approved by the central … Continue reading Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

A new study has found that nearly half (47%) of the mammals and nearly a quarter (24.4%) of the birds on the IUCN Red List of threatened species are negatively impacted by climate change: a total of about 700 species. Previous assessments had said only 7% of listed mammals and 4% of birds were impacted. … Continue reading 700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

One-tenth of the Earths’ wilderness destroyed in just two decades

A new study published last week in Current Biology: Catastrophic Declines in Wilderness Areas Undermine Global Environment Targets, by James Watson et al. and reviewed in Science asserts that we’ve destroyed one-tenth of the Earths wilderness in just two decades. Conservation certainly includes protecting declining wild fauna and flora, however, Watson thinks we’re missing the … Continue reading One-tenth of the Earths’ wilderness destroyed in just two decades

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 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, 11 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016

U.S. District Judge ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider adding more habitat for the Canada Lynx

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday, September 7, the U.S. government was wrong to exclude large areas of the Rocky Mountains when it designated almost 40,000 square miles of habitat as critical to the survival of imperiled Canada lynx. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Montana ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider … Continue reading U.S. District Judge ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider adding more habitat for the Canada Lynx

The threats of old are still the dominant drivers of current species loss

In an article appearing in Nature this week, Sean Maxwell and colleagues examine the causes for species decline through the analysis of IUCN Red List data in “Biodiversity: The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers.” According to Maxwell et al, the top big killers are attributable to overexploitation including logging, hunting, fishing, plant gathering and … Continue reading The threats of old are still the dominant drivers of current species loss

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

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, July 31, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ Sunday 07.31.16

Indonesia announces new National Park on Sumatra

A wildlife reserve and surrounding areas on Indonesia’s main western island of Sumatra were declared the country’s newest national park as part of the festivities for World Environment Day, according to a new article on Mongabay. Zamrud National Park is located in the Siak district of Riau province, whose vast peat swamp zones have been … Continue reading Indonesia announces new National Park on Sumatra