Illegal road in India Tiger Reserve

The Hindu reports a group of private landowners constructed a 4 km road between Anamada and Periyashola by encroaching on forestland, causing severe damage to the fragile ecosystem of the Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and the adjoining Nelliampathy hill ranges. The road, which facilitates tourist access to environmentally fragile private estates spread over 782 acres and … Continue reading Illegal road in India Tiger Reserve

Poachers wanted for killing 30 tigers nabbed

The Times of India reported a major breakthrough: the special task force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh forest department arrested three poachers who have the blood of at least 30 tigers on their hands and wanted by CBI in connection with tiger poaching cases in the Vidarbha region between October 2012 and May 2013. Three foot … Continue reading Poachers wanted for killing 30 tigers nabbed

Denver Zoo disputes report of man entering lion exhibit

Fox 31 Denver news reported the Denver Police Department said a man jumped into an exhibit and touched a lion — but officials with the Denver Zoo say that’s not what happened. Police said on March 18th, Matthew Swearingen, 34, reportedly jumped into the lion exhibit and touched a lion. Police said Swearingen was detained … Continue reading Denver Zoo disputes report of man entering lion exhibit

Owner vintage clothing store charged with nine counts of selling items made from endangered species

The owner of a vintage clothing store on Haight Street in San Francisco was charged last Wednesday with nine counts related to selling items made of endangered species, including jaguar and snow leopard skins, the SFGate reported last Thursday. Cicely Ann Hansen, proprietor of Decades of Fashion on Haight and Belvedere streets, was charged with … Continue reading Owner vintage clothing store charged with nine counts of selling items made from endangered species

Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

According to Viet Nam Net News, local police of central Nghe An Province seized five frozen tigers after conducting a raid on a resident’s house in Dien Chau District last Monday. The tigers are alleged to be Indochinese tigers (Panthera tigris corbetti), weighing some 100-150kg each, without internal organs. The police are investigating the case. … Continue reading Five frozen tigers found in Nghe An

Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

An investigation by international animal welfare charity World Animal Protection (WAP) has exposed that Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple Co. Ltd. is planning to reopen under the new name Golden Tiger (Thailand) Co. Ltd. WAP is extremely concerned about these developments given the appalling circumstances and conditions that led to the closure of Tiger Temple and … Continue reading Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple plans to reopen under another name

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

Travel trade industry joins coalition to combat wildlife trafficking world wide

Adventure Travel Trade Association American Society for Travel Agents and Cruise Lines International Association announced last week they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other endangered species. These actions support the mission of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking … Continue reading Travel trade industry joins coalition to combat wildlife trafficking world wide

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