WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 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, 09 April 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 09 April 2017

Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

The Rosebank Killarney Gazette reported last week Johannesburg Zoo and City Parks spokesperson, Jenny Moodley explained that one of the lions, Letaba, a young male white lion was donated to the zoo about two-and-a-half years ago. She added that white lions carry a recessive gene which gives them their appearance. “Unfortunately through the practice of … Continue reading Visitors voice their concern over skinny lions at Joburg Zoo

Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

The Agence France-Presse reported an animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighboring war-ravaged Syria. Animals Lebanon said last Saturday that its members rescued the cubs after they had spent more than a week cooped up inside a … Continue reading Lebanese NGO rescues maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn Syria

NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Last week The Observer/France 24 reported on the lucrative wild animal trade occurring in Lebanon: “Sales have skyrocketed in the last six months, but we don’t really know why,” Jason Mier, director of the NGO Animals Lebanon, told FRANCE 24. His group has been fighting animal trafficking for years. Lebanese Internet users pose with newly … Continue reading NGO exposing the wild animal trade in Lebanon

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

The FWC reported three additional panther deaths. On February 27th a male panther 5-6 years old was struck by a vehicle in Collier County on the SR82 a half mile east of CR850. On February 28th a male panther 2-3 years old was struck by a vehicle in Desoto County on the NE Four Mile … Continue reading Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Panther Update

Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”

The United States Department of Agriculture ordered Dade City’s Wild Things to end its tiger cub swimming encounters and pay a $21,000 fine for exposing the animals to “rough or excessive public handling.” Located in Dade City, Florida, Wild Things swimming with tiger encounters broke the law by allowing the tigers to be harmed during … Continue reading Wild Things ordered to end “swimming with tigers”

Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

After keeping the big cat under observation for 12 hours, the forest department released the three-and-a-half-year-old leopard in the Shivalik Hills. Officials said the big cat was released after he was declared fit, following a medical examination. According to the Times of India, the leopard was rescued by a team of forest and wildlife officials … Continue reading Rescued leopard released in the Shivalik Hills

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

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