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

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

China to phase out trade in ivory by the end of 2017

China announced late last week it will shut down its domestic ivory market by the end of 2017—a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants. Wildlife experts thought the international ban on ivory trade would slow or even stop the killing of elephants for their tusks; it did not in fact it … Continue reading China to phase out trade in ivory by the end of 2017

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 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, 08 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 January 2017

U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance completes near total elephant ivory ban

June 2, 2016: The Administration Takes Bold Step for African Elephant Conservation: Completes Near-Total Elephant Ivory Ban to Cut Off Opportunities for Traffickers ~ Special rule for African elephants under the Endangered Species Act contains limited exemptions for bona fide antiques and items with small amounts of ivory that are not drivers of poaching. In … Continue reading U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance completes near total elephant ivory ban

WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief ~ 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, May 8, 2016: ~ … Continue reading WildCat News Brief ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 05.08.16

INTERPOL targets organized crime networks trafficking ivory and rhino horn

In a press release issued by INTERPOL Environmental Crime, on Wednesday, May 4th, reported organized crime networks behind ivory and rhino horn trafficking targeted in East Africa. One man was arrested and warrants were issued for three more individuals in connection with ongoing investigations into two organized crime networks believed to have trafficked at least … Continue reading INTERPOL targets organized crime networks trafficking ivory and rhino horn

China defends its record in fighting poaching

On Sunday, May 1st, the Daily Nation in Kenya reported, the Chinese government has used a summit on wildlife poaching and ivory burning in Kenya to defend its record on fighting poaching. President Xi Jinping told the conference in Nanyuki that his government was determined to change laws and increase punishment on smugglers because poaching … Continue reading China defends its record in fighting poaching