WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 March 2018

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, 11 March 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 11 March 2018

Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?

A member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) told Mehr News that despite all efforts, the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah project in Iran has practically failed. Mohammad Sadegh Farhadinia, a member of the IUCN, said the number of the endangered Asiatic cheetah in Iran seems to have dropped compared to … Continue reading Is the Asiatic cheetah project failing?

Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

On January 16, 2018, British Ecological Society reported on a new study: A spatially integrated framework for assessing socioecological drivers of carnivore decline. Research by conservationists at the University of Kent found that habitat fragmentation, and the subdivision of large farms into smaller ones, are the biggest threats facing the Güiña wildcat in Chile. This … Continue reading Habitat fragmentation a bigger threat to Chile’s Güiña wildcat

Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

The Tehran Times reported on December 27th, that following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and the required measures were taken for her protection. “The cheetah, named Iran, was quickly moved to the wildlife rehabilitation center of Pardisan Park for further medical examinations,” said, Hooman Jokar, director, … Continue reading Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 24 September 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, 24 September 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 24 September 2017

Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

The decision was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) the global standard for assessing extinction risk. The iconic big cats’ conservation status was improved from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” but the threat of extinction remains. Experts warned that the species still faces serious threats from poaching and habitat destruction. The elegant yet … Continue reading Snow leopard no longer considered ‘endangered’ by the IUCN

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 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, 06 August 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 06 August 2017

Driving tigers to the brink

A news report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN): The survival of tigers in the wild depends largely upon the willingness of the tiger range countries to ensure adequate protection of succinctly large areas from inappropriate development and activities such as roads and poaching. Research on Amur tigers in Russia suggests … Continue reading Driving tigers to the brink

New IUCN program to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa

Protecting lions, cheetahs and other iconic African species by helping local communities coexist with these predators is the goal of a new 12 million euro program, funded by the European Commission, to be managed by IUCN’s Save Our Species (SOS) initiative. The new program aims to primarily halt the decline of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild … Continue reading New IUCN program to help carnivores and humans coexist across Africa

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