South African National Biodiversity Institute recommends allowing the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons

The recommendation is being challenged by the Humane Society International and the producer of the film Blood Lions. Last Tuesday, the South African National Biodiversity Institute, which is the scientific authority to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), announced its recommendation to institute an annual export quota of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons, traded in large … Continue reading South African National Biodiversity Institute recommends allowing the export of 800 captive-bred lion skeletons

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

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

Leopards ~ The Tiger Substitute

After pushing the tigers into the endangered list, the global tiger trade syndicate have its eyes fixed on its “substitute” the leopard, leading to their rampant slaying in the wilds of Uttarakhand, which has almost porous borders with Nepal. The Times of India reported on Wednesday that the Uttarakhand forest department seized two more skins … Continue reading Leopards ~ The Tiger Substitute

Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, according to a new study, “The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation,” published last month in the Journal Proceedings of the National … Continue reading Cheetahs – Sprinting to Extinction

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017

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

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

A Major Step Forward for Lion Conservation in Africa

by Dan Ashe, Director U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Huffington Post, Thursday, October 20, 2016 Ensuring that healthy, wild lion populations continue to roam Africa’s savannas has become increasingly challenging, as southern Africa’s expanding human population comes into ever greater conflict with lions across much of their range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading A Major Step Forward for Lion Conservation in Africa

Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs

A recent BBC report highlighted the desperate plight of young cheetahs trafficked from Africa to the Middle East. One key element of the new plan is to tackle the use of social media to flaunt, pose or advertise these endangered big cats. Experts welcomed the new approach as a big step for a diminishing species. … Continue reading Arab nations join forces with African countries to suppress the illegal trade of live cheetahs