Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.09.17

Operation Panther Relocation FWC biologists reported on June 1st the successful capture and relocation of an approximately 1 and a half-year-old male panther from an area in Lee County with very limited suitable habitat, thanks to citizens who contacted FWC. The panther was lingering in a neighborhood very close to a busy four-lane highway. The … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 06.09.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 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, 02 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 2017

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 27th The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the verification of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther documented north of the river since 1973. “This is good news for Florida … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

The tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar near Corbett died the same night in captivity due to septicemia and asphyxiation, wildlife officials said. The Hindustan Times reported the eight-year-old tiger suffered multiple injuries during the rescue operation and eventually succumbed. Forest officials with the help of tranquilizers and a JCB machine managed to cage … Continue reading Tiger that killed two people in Ramnagar died the same night in captivity

Florida Panther Population

On February 22, 2017 the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced in a joint press release the updated estimated number of endangered Florida panthers in their breeding range south of the Caloosahatchee River. The updated population estimate is 120 to 230 adult and sub-adult Florida … Continue reading Florida Panther Population

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

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

Karnataka’s roaring tiger story threatened by snares

Two of the cats died in the span of a fortnight near Nagarahole after getting caught in traps. The Hindu reported last Tuesday. The death of six tigers in the new year on the fringes of Karnataka’s Nagarahole and Bandipur Tiger Reserves, both conservation success stories, has thrown up tough questions for conservators. Last Sunday, … Continue reading Karnataka’s roaring tiger story threatened by snares

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 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, 22 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 22 January 2017

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

From the BBC Environment and Science News The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau is causing concern among conservationists. They are worried about the future of the snow leopard’s habitat if common leopards begin to live at higher elevations in a warming … Continue reading Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area