Eyes on Washington week ending 05.12.17

Questions continue to loom over U.S. exiting the Paris Agreement The White House postponed a meeting last Tuesday to discuss whether the United States should withdraw from the landmark international climate deal. The White House said late last Monday that the meeting would be rescheduled. This is the second time a meeting of top aides … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 05.12.17

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 12 March 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, 12 March 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 12 March 2017

Eyes on Washington week ending 03.10.17

Former Montana Republican Congressman, Ryan Zinke was sworn in on March 1, 2017 as the Secretary of the Interior Department, assuming oversight of 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West. Zinke told Senators at a January hearing that federal land management should be done under a multiple-use model that allows hiking, hunting, … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 03.10.17

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

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 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, 29 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 29 January 2017

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

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

From the BBC Environment and Science News The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau is causing concern among conservationists. They are worried about the future of the snow leopard’s habitat if common leopards begin to live at higher elevations in a warming … Continue reading Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

Snow Leopards find sanctuary in a former trophy hunting concession

The Guardian reports: Since taking office in 2011 the current president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, turned the former Soviet Republic into a center point for snow leopard conservation and research. Just two years ago, Shamshy was a concession for high-paying trophy hunters looking to bag an ibex. Today, it’s protecting those prey animals that snow … Continue reading Snow Leopards find sanctuary in a former trophy hunting concession