WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 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, 09 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 April 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 04.07.17

A full Senate debate and vote for the confirmation of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue was scheduled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The debate will take place on Monday, April 24th with the vote proceeding at 5:30 p.m. The move by McConnell put to rest any speculation a vote … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 04.07.17

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

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 22nd the remains of FP198, a radio-collared 9-year-old female panther were collected from private property located south of CR850, west of Caracara Preserve, in Lee County. The cause of death was intraspecific aggression. The total number of panther deaths kittens and adults in 2017 now stands at 9. Biologists gain valuable information by … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

On March 14th the FWC reported the death of a 4 year old female panther was discovered in Collier County on CR846 2 miles east of Immokalee and on March 9th a 2 month old panther was discovered in Collier County on SR 82, 1.5 miles east of CR 850. Both deaths were caused by … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

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

SA airport to remove cub petting images that give tourists the wrong message

A South African Tourism campaign in the halls of International Arrivals of OR Tambo, in Johannesburg is going to be removed—Airports Company South Africa confirmed— admitting it sends the wrong message to arriving tourists. Images in the campaign depict a wild African landscape, as well as a family of four sitting and playing with lion … Continue reading SA airport to remove cub petting images that give tourists the wrong message

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

Tiger population booms in India’s Terai region

Projecting a bright picture of tiger conservation, the number of big cats in the Terai region has grown significantly with at least 71 new adults roaring, says the latest report, The Tribune reported last week from New Delhi. The highest rise so far has been recorded in Uttarakhand’s Western Circle—a huge part of the vast … Continue reading Tiger population booms in India’s Terai region