WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 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, 21 May 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 21 May 2017

Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

A BBC News report Two big cats: the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis: Learning from the past to prepare for the future: Felids face continued threat from declining prey richness, published last month in the journal Ecography. … Continue reading Lions face same extinct threats as Ice Age cats

Seoul zoo tigers on the move

A group of Siberian tigers currently exhibited at a local zoo in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, will be transferred to a government-owned arboretum this summer, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, The Korean Herald reported. Selected tigers at the Seoul Zoo will be relocated to a 48,000-square-meter forest designed to simulate a … Continue reading Seoul zoo tigers on the move

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

Reintroduction of tigers in an extinct tiger specie territory

Caspian tigers were some of the largest cats ever to roam the Earth, but they went extinct in the 1960s. Now, some scientists want to bring them back. A new study, “Tiger re-establishment potential to former Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata) range in Central Asia,” published in Biological Conservation, lays out a plan to reintroduce … Continue reading Reintroduction of tigers in an extinct tiger specie territory

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

Woman who tried to sell tiger skin rugs on eBay given suspended prison term

According to prosecutors, the tiger skin rugs came from a type of tiger that became extinct in the 1980s and one of the dead animals may have been among the last of its kind. Dovile Vaitkeviciute, who traded on the auction site as Mr. Muffins Tiny Shop, admitted five offences in court. The 31-year-old, of … Continue reading Woman who tried to sell tiger skin rugs on eBay given suspended prison term

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ September 4, 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, September 4, 2016: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ September 4, 2016

Amur leopards experience a “cub boom”

News from the UK this week reports that in 2007 there were only 30 wild Amur leopards in the Russian Far East and extinction seemed all but inevitable, but in recent months eight births took place. 16 cubs were spotted in a nature reserve set up by Vladimir Putin to ensure their survival. Camera traps … Continue reading Amur leopards experience a “cub boom”