Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.06.18

On March 21st the FWC collected the remains of a 9-10 year old male at Golden Gate Estates and Rock Road in Collier County. The cause of death is unknown. On April 3rd the FWC collected the remains of a 3 year old female on SR82 just west of the Corkscrew Road junction. The cause … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 04.06.18

Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

A business magnate caught allegedly poaching protected animals including a rare black leopard plans to build a road through a forest that is home to a host of threatened wildlife including leopards, tigers, elephants and primates. Opponents say the two-lane road would be “disastrous” and would threaten the survival of precious species in south-east Asia. … Continue reading Thai company boss ‘caught poaching black leopard’ plans to build road through forest home of tigers and leopards

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.09.18

On February 19th the FWC collected the remains of a 5-6 year old female on CR846, east of Camp Keais Strand in Collier County. The cause of death was vehicle collision. On February 22nd the FWC collected the remains of a 2 year old male on US27 west of Clewiston in Hendry County. The cause … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update 03.09.18

Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?

A member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) told Mehr News that despite all efforts, the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah project in Iran has practically failed. Mohammad Sadegh Farhadinia, a member of the IUCN, said the number of the endangered Asiatic cheetah in Iran seems to have dropped compared to … Continue reading Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?

Two men caught by officers harassing Florida panther kittens and gators

The Miami Herald reported last week that two men from Miami are behind bars following a year-long investigation by state and federal wildlife officers who viewed several online videos of one of the men handling federally protected Florida panther kittens and wrestling and several alligators in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Alfredo Lopez de Queralta, … Continue reading Two men caught by officers harassing Florida panther kittens and gators

Eyes on Washington week ending 02.02.18

Information and Recommendations on animal and plant species for CoP18 Last week, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) published a Federal Register notice inviting the public to provide information and recommendations on animal and plant species for which the U.S. should consider submitting proposals to amend the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 02.02.18

Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Eighteen-year-old Luis Valencia, who smuggled a Bengal tiger cub into California from Mexico last year pleaded guilty to federal charges on December 5, 2017 in San Diego. The 6-week-old cub was found on the passenger-side floor in Valencia’s car last summer at a San Diego border checkpoint. Valencia told authorities he obtained the animal as … Continue reading Teen pleads guilty to smuggling Bengal tiger cub into the U.S.

Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the global standard for assessing extinction risk. The iconic big cats’ conservation status was improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” but the threat of extinction remains. Experts warned that the species still faces serious threats from poaching and habitat destruction. The elegant yet … Continue reading Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana

A California teenager who says he bought a Bengal tiger cub on the streets of Tijuana for $300 was arrested when he tried to bring it into the United States in his 2017 Chevy Camaro, according to news reports. Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger into the United States after U.S. … Continue reading Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Tijuana

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 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, 30 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 30 July 2017