WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 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, 02 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 02 April 2017

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

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

700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

A new study has found that nearly half (47%) of the mammals and nearly a quarter (24.4%) of the birds on the IUCN Red List of threatened species are negatively impacted by climate change: a total of about 700 species. Previous assessments had said only 7% of listed mammals and 4% of birds were impacted. … Continue reading 700 species are negatively impacted by climate change

Tiger cub found dead in Nagarahole

The Hindu reported last week that a tiger cub was found dead in the D.B. Kuppe range of the Nagarahole National Park. The carcass of the six-month-old cub was found in the Kaimara area close to the Karnataka-Kerala border; the whiskers, nails, teeth and bones were intact. Conservator of Forests, S. Manikandan, said the death … Continue reading Tiger cub found dead in Nagarahole

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