United States trained Ugandans in combating wildlife trafficking

The U.S. has trained Ugandan authorities in wildlife crime to build their capacity to protect the country’s natural heritage and to combat illicit trafficking that threatens both Uganda’s abundant wildlife and security. The donation of 10 wildlife crime scene investigation kits by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will assist several Ugandan agencies in … Continue reading United States trained Ugandans in combating wildlife trafficking

Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

A new report published by WWF-TRAFFIC ahead of last week’s UN meeting on snow leopards and International Snow Leopard Day, An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited estimates that between 221-450 snow leopards have been poached annually since 2008—a minimum of four per week. But this number could be substantially higher since many killings … Continue reading Poachers Illegally Kill Hundreds of Endangered Snow Leopards Each Year

Eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat Region

The Times of India reported last Monday that the eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat region. A Special Task Force of the state’s forest department has swung into action. Forest intelligence officials suspect these kills have something to do with superstition, like raining wealth. The tiger carcass was found at around 4 … Continue reading Eighth big cat was killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat Region

Special tiger protection force deployed to prevent poaching

DNA India reported last week, over a decade after a special task force recommended stringent measures for the protection of tigers; the Centre is examining the effectiveness of the Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) deployed to prevent poaching. Debabrata Swain, Inspector General (IG), National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), Nagpur, said that the two-member groups consisting … Continue reading Special tiger protection force deployed to prevent poaching

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016

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, 11 September 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 September 2016

12 animal traffickers nabbed—RM2mil worth of parts

New Straits Times reports from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) arrested 12 men and seized a variety of smuggled animal parts worth RM2 million (US$491,000.00) in a special operation known as Ops Chameleon. Perhilitan director-general Abdul Kadir Abu Hassan said in the raid conducted last month, about 300 animal … Continue reading 12 animal traffickers nabbed—RM2mil worth of parts

International poaching syndicates responsible for 31 tiger deaths

The Daily Mail UK/India released a startling report on international tiger poaching syndicates. Poaching fueled by a thriving trade of the animal body parts as well as loss of natural habitat and traditional prey had triggered a troubling slump in the tiger population from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the last century. India … Continue reading International poaching syndicates responsible for 31 tiger deaths

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

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.12.16

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 12, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06.12.16