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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 19 February 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, 19 February 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 19 February 2017

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

“It is not possible to keep tigers alive forever”

Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju Minister Manju made the comment on last Saturday amid growing concerns from different groups over the plummeting tiger population in the Sundarbans, as reported by the Dhaka Tribune. “We have taken up many initiatives to protect the Bengal Tiger. But it is not possible to keep them alive … Continue reading “It is not possible to keep tigers alive forever”

76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

The Times of India reported earlier this month as many as 76 tiger deaths were reported in the country from January to October this year, with Madhya Pradesh at the top of the list, accounting for nearly a third of all mortalities. Karnataka, which boasts the highest tiger population among states, was second with 13 … Continue reading 76 tiger deaths were reported in India from January to October 2016

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