New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

Two new studies led by scientists at Oxford University’s WildCRU have highlighted the threat posed to lions by human activity—including trophy hunting. One study: The landscape of anthropogenic mortality: how African lions respond to spatial variation in risk, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, analyzed the deaths of 206 lions in Hwange National Park, … Continue reading New research reveals extent of human threat to lion populations

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

Killing predators does not save livestock

Predator control should not be a shot in the dark, the title of a new study by Adrian Treves and colleagues in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment recommending policy makers suspend predator control efforts that lack evidence for functional effectiveness and that scientists focus on stringent standards of evidence in tests of predator control. … Continue reading Killing predators does not save livestock

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.26.16

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, June 26, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.26.16

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Report

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) published an updated mid-year report on the status of Florida panthers. The report includes information on new litters, deaths and depredations. Previous years’ statistics are also included in the report. The FWC notes that a recently rescued Florida panther that was struck by a car in Collier County … Continue reading Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Report